A farewell to Arms - Hemingway
Not a lament for the Venus de Milo.
This book is described on the blurb as an anatomy/critique of war and in a way it is but it is also about a love affair, conducted in that sort of on and off, desultory way that love affairs often are.
I liked it because of Hemingway's crisp, timeless narrative style and because it is mostly the internal monologue of a man, any man, living his life of quiet aquiesence.
I felt bereaved when I had finished reading it. Recommended.
Posted by Wrinkled Weasel on Tuesday, November 28, 2006