The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, was one of those required reads in high school that I never actually read and got away with only reading the first few chapters. I decided to give it another try and actually complete it. I did not particularly care for the book, as I found it to be exceedingly dull and uneventful. There was no character development or any description of any kind, even of their surroundings. I also detested each and every character. They were all shallow, snobby, and spoiled. All they ever really did was drink until they got drunk, watched bull-fights, and talked about nothing more than their hatred for Robert Cohn or how drunk they were at the time. The one thing I commend Hemingway on is capturing the very essence of the Lost Generation, which every character was a “member” of. I would not recommend this book to anyone to read, which is a shame since it was considered to be one of Hemingway’s best novels.
Review Submitted by: Marissa Parlock
Rating: Not Recommended