Thursday, March 25, 2010

Three sentence book review: For Whom The Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway

Gritty, but one of the few highly acclaimed novels I've read that lived up to the hype. A question for anyone who has read it: what in the world is a Spanish professor from the University of Montana, who was born and raised in the United States, doing risking his life to fight with communist guerillas in the Spanish Civil War? I had a hard time buying into that one essential fact, probably because I've had dozens of professors who preached similar political inclinations from the lectern, but wouldn't have risked their Grande Mocha Latte for the cause (maybe it's a generational thing).

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