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In Our Time

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  • Posted April 14, 2010

    In Our Time: By Ernest Hemingway

    I have to admit that before reading this novel I was a Hemingway virgin. I hadn't taken the time to actually open one of his books, I didn't know anything about the writer, and I certainly wasn't interested in picking one of his novels up for a read. After reading this though I have completely changed my mind in the other direction. This book is fantastic in almost every way, and I had a lot of fun reading it. Probably the best aspect of this book is Hemingway's unique writing style. He doesn't write big, long, and complicated sentences. He keeps everything short, easy to understand and to the point, which makes his writing accessible to a lot of people. It is also apparent that Ernest Hemingway is a man's writer. In his novel he wrote about fishing, baseball, hunting, The Great War, women, and just everyday guy talk that screams excitement and a sense of masculinity. The characters are also great; relatable, and often times funny, witty, and poignant. If you love reading novels that don't get too complicated and drawn out, that make men feel like men and contains great dialogue and characters then this is the book for you.
    George M. Counts

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2006

    In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway

    In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway is a novel that can be read in one sitting, but takes a few coffee sessions to discuss. Hemingway is pretty cryptic with his writing so it takes some effort on the reader's part to 'translate' just one story into the larger concept being explored. The book itself contains several short stories that seem completely independent of each other, but are actually so intertwined with each other that it becomes a task to sort it all out. This makes the book somewhat confusing to read because one begins to question characters, plot, and time and place itself. However, this book has several intriguing ideas that take some time to contemplate and should not be taken lightly or shied away from. I would recommend this book to people who like to try reading different writing styles and those who enjoy thought provoking discussion as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2002

    In Our Time

    If people read to think and discussed what they thought, Hemingway is a great writer to study. The stories are short, tough works of prose. A reader gets so much out of so little. Definitely a book worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2002

    Simple, yet complex

    Hemingway writes in a simple manner about very complex emotions and situations. This book can be read quickly, but could be pondered over for a while.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2001

    Great Things Are Already Here

    While discussing Hemingway's short stories from In Our Time, many teachers and critics point out the oringinal appearnaces of many literary techniques and styles that would become common in many of Heminway's later works. They point out how one can see the development in Hemingway as a writer from his beginning in short stories to his later novels, that while the stories themselves have some merit, they are more usefully read as comparative tools for more intense novel-grounded reading. Yet this reader found In Our Time to be one of Heminway's finest works, comprable to The Old Man and the Sea and A Farewell to Arms, filled with emotional anecdotes that have yet to be equaled by another American writer.

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