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Islands in the Stream

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Hemingway Does It Better Than Anyone

Islands in the Stream is the best Hemingway novel that I have read to date with the possible exception of The Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway can make the reader feel what he is feeling and experience what he is experiencing better than anyone else. When I read commerc...
Islands in the Stream is the best Hemingway novel that I have read to date with the possible exception of The Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway can make the reader feel what he is feeling and experience what he is experiencing better than anyone else. When I read commercial literature, I finish with a feeling of nothingness. When I read Hemingway, I feel the challenge of life. If you are scared to cry and to hurt and at the same time not give up, stay away from Hemingway. You cannot handle him. But if you wish to 'suck the marrow' from life, grab Islands in the Stream. Read it. Savor it. Let it take you to places you have never been before and experience the deep emotions of life.

posted by Anonymous on May 28, 2000

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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A Disappointment

I wish I could say that reading Islands in the Stream was a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately I found it distasteful and abusive of certain beliefs that I hold to be true. The entire storyline was depressing and it left a bad taste in my mouth in the conclusion. Aft...
I wish I could say that reading Islands in the Stream was a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately I found it distasteful and abusive of certain beliefs that I hold to be true. The entire storyline was depressing and it left a bad taste in my mouth in the conclusion. After reading the book I saw the movie and it didn't impress me much, either. All in all, I cannot recommend this book to anyone unless they like to be depressed and they like to waste their time.

posted by Anonymous on January 19, 2002

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2002

    A Disappointment

    I wish I could say that reading Islands in the Stream was a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately I found it distasteful and abusive of certain beliefs that I hold to be true. The entire storyline was depressing and it left a bad taste in my mouth in the conclusion. After reading the book I saw the movie and it didn't impress me much, either. All in all, I cannot recommend this book to anyone unless they like to be depressed and they like to waste their time.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 29, 2012

    Flamekit

    Leans in and whispers to Shadowkit,"Yeah! Should we ask Shimmerkit if she wants to come or just go?"

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