2017 53: Manhattan Beach

By Jennifer Egan

Rating:  3.5 out of 5

This is a good, solid read.


2017 52: A Farewell to Arms

By Ernest Hemingway

Rating:  1 out of 5

I’m sorry Literature professors, Hemingway fans, and classics fans, I think this is a terrible book with a terrible ending.  I think it was poorly written.  I can only assume the available books at the time of publication were seriously lacking for this to become a popular book.

From the flap:  “Lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I….”  Must have been no or very poor novels emerging from WWI.