I feel like I don't have a whole lot to say in terms of a review--but anyone else read it? I'd love to "chat" about thoughts and feelings.
[SPOILERS, DON'T READ FURTHER!!]
that dang, I didn't see that ending coming. Also, it's not exactly a cheerful book, is it?
I liked the prose, which was often vivid and, especially in the war scenes, very direct at conveying the reality of the action. It struck me--unexpectedly--as cinematic.
I did often feel distanced from Henry in terms of feeling, though, and I didn't really buy a lot of the interaction with Katherine.
I did like it a lot, but maybe I was expecting something... other than what it was.
Also, I wonder at the use of the N-word in the text, which even taken in the context of the usage seems, well, just racist of Hemingway (and his character). Do we forgive Hemingway racism because of when he wrote? I personally feel like the answer should be no. But... we do, don't we?