Happily drowning in books

“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.” -Logan Pearsall Smith

Review: A Moveable Feast

on November 7, 2016

Title: A Moveable Feast

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Rating: fivestars

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“You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.”

Ernest Hemingway is one of those authors that people seem to either love or hate. There isn’t any in between. I happen to be one of the former. 🙂 Which is probably odd, given that my favorite author is Virginia Woolf, who delights in long, beautifully descriptive and emotional writing. Good old Hem is the exact opposite. He writes in short, declarative sentences that are hard hitting and get right to the point. But you know what? Sometimes that can be kind of refreshing. This book is technically not a ‘book’ per se. It’s a collection of writings that Hemingway wrote about his experiences in Paris during the 1920’s. It features his friendships with other literary geniuses such as Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. It also details some of his personal writing quirks and a lot of beautiful descriptions of Paris itself.

This book is incredible. I loved reading about famous Parisian bookstores like Shakespeare and Company, and the cafes and places that Hem loved to frequent. This book was an inside glance in his brilliant mind, which if you are a fan, is a beautiful thing!

“Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know…”

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