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Didn't care for either of these.

Have you read any other Hemingway? I'm thinking of starting a Farewell to Arms or For Whom the Bell Tolls.
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Have you read any other Hemingway? I'm thinking of starting a Farewell to Arms or For Whom the Bell Tolls.

I've read both of those along with The Sun Also Rise. All three were excellent... One of these days, I'm going to read more of his work.
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Oh, and I'm currently reading Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad to go with a great view.

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Finished this about a week ago. The book is especially interesting given Russia is back mucking around in the Crimea, and China is reengaging with Afghanistan.

PS - The book is about the British and Russian empires competing to gain control of Central Asia (the Stans, Northwest China). A couple of lesson's from the book (that mostly took place in the 19th century): never ever trust a deal with the Russians - they'll break it eventually and don't fuck around in Afghanistan as it will hurt, and they too will deceive you.
really liked this book, too, and, yeah, deja vu all over again.
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Have you read any other Hemingway? I'm thinking of starting a Farewell to Arms or For Whom the Bell Tolls.
offbeat recommendation -- try the nick adams short stories. a lot of the time i think that minimalist style works best in a minimalist format.
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