A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)

Farawell to ArmsMost of the book consists of common people doing common things and discussing common issues which are neither eye-opening nor interesting. Good prose is about the only thing that keeps the book from becoming too tedious to read.

Positive: Negative:
Great satyric prose Characters talk a lot but say very little
A couple of funny scenes The story lacks imagination and interesting situations
A good portrayal of absurdity of modern war Scenes of war come off as very impersonal, almost irrelevant
Good, even thought-provoking twist at the end
The romantic relationship is shallow and underwhelming

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