Book beginnings on Friday



I started reading “The Garden of Eden” by Ernest Hemingway this week. What a difference to Thomas Mann in writing style!

This is the first sentence:

They were living at le Grau du Roi then and the hotel was on a canal that ran from the walled city of Aigues Mortes straight down to the sea.

Doesn’t this set a nice scene already? I want to go there myself now.

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  1. Thanks for the visit!
    BTW, you have a very good Spanish level! Only a correction, Andrew was Jocelyn Brandon’ grandson 😉

    I’m very interested in your Hemingway readings. It’s an author that I wanna read but never have enough courage!
    Kasumi’s last post ..BBF 8 de Abril de 2011


    • Kasumi, my Spanish is merely passive knowledge deducting from French, Latin etc. I couldn’t put one sentence together actively. Grandson! OK, I will keep that in mind, :).

      You should definitely try Hemingway! I was never much interested in him (I know what you mean, with lack of courage) until someone recommended “The sun also rises”. Now I am becoming a real fan…


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