My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It has been decades since I have read any Ernest Hemingway. I thought it was time to refresh my memory. The book is nearly 90 years old and the language is odd to my modern ears. His language is simple but by the end of the book I wished that he would have looked up some replacements for “fine” and “grand”. The plot seems a bit padded as compared to any current book. Finally, the ending seemed a bit contrived. As if it was time to end the book and the author wanted to leave the reader sad.
I do not regret reading the book but I will not be passing this way again.