It’s interesting to learn more about Ernest Hemingway’s earlier life as a struggling writer in Paris, as well as his relationships with other famous literary personalities, such as Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald, but as a whole the book is pretty underwhelming. It ends how it starts — with a whimper, just like real life.
|Crisp, straightforward prose||Doesn’t offer anything particularly groundbreaking|
|Likable, interesting characters (or rather people?)||As a recollection of mostly disjointed memories, the book has no real plot to speak of|
|Enlightening on the life on a writer in early 20th century|