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Islands in the Stream

Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 (Paperback - 1997 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Islands in the Stream


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Baker & Taylor
Published posthumously, this story follows the adventures of Thomas Hudson, who establishes himself as an artist in the tropics, until he is called to serve in World War II by destroying submarines off the coast of Cuba

Baker
& Taylor

Published posthumously, this story follows the adventures of Thomas Hudson, who establishes himself as an artist in the tropics, until he is called to serve in World War II by destroying submarines off the coast of Cuba. Reprint.

Simon and Schuster
A LATER CLASSIC FROM AMERICA'S PREMIER FICTION WRITER
First published in 1970, nine years after Hemingway's death, this is the story of an artist and adventurer -- a man much like Hemingway himself. Beginning in the 1930s, Islands in the Stream follows the fortunes of Thomas Hudson, from his experiences as a painter on the Gulf Stream island of Bimini through his antisubmarine activities off the coast of Cuba during World War II. Hemingway is at his mature best in this beguiling tale.

Authors: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961
Statement of Responsibility: Ernest Hemingway
Title: Islands in the stream
Publisher: New York :, Scribner's,, 1997, c1970
Characteristics: 466 p. ;,21 cm.
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  • FVReader rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not sure if I got lucky or if Hemingway truly is a good writer. I no longer, though, have an aversion to Hemingway's works and will gladly read more in the future. This story of Thomas Hudson had me glued to the pages. Hemingway has a way of blending his personal life with his fiction. He brings elements of his life into this story and builds around them. It's not all autobiographical but enough so that Hemingway is interwoven into his story in a real and lasting way. The first part of this story is awesome. It's life at its best: family, love, good times. At times this story is gritty, at times its light. Hemingway did a great job of balancing all the elements of a man finding his way through some good and some terrible personal times. Hemingway could bring strong emotions to the page in few concise words, he manages to get right to the point of what he's trying to say. After a bad Hemingway experience in high school, its taken me years to try again. I'm glad I did and I look forward to more Hemingway in my reading future.

Did you know that the Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers song is based on this book?

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