69. The Third Bullet 2013 Stephen Hunter
Swagger's latest adventure- figuring out the truth behind JFK's assassination and eliminating the CIA agent responsible.
Reasonably good, but I've read several of Hunter's that were better.
68. Platero and I 1957 Juan Ramon Jimenez
I also wouldn't have read this if it hadn't been on THE LIST.
It's about a guy who talks to a donkey in Spain. I'm not sure if the donkey exists, or if he's like Jimmy Stewart's Harvey.
Quote:Originally Posted by clockwise School put me off a lot of good literature too. Luckily never was force-fed Hemingway so could discover him on my own.
Farewell to Arms requires slower reading in my view. And the Sun Also Rises...
Quote:Originally Posted by clockwise Same here. The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms and the short stories are all masterpieces. Some of my all time favourites. More questionable are For Whom The Bell Tolls, Old Man and the Sea,...
66. The Sun Also Rises 1926 Ernest Hemingway
A writer and his buddies (one female) travel around Spain and France. They drink. They watch the bull fights. They drink. Did I mention they drink?
Don't read it.