A Farewell to Arms

*NOTE:  This and other early reviews were written on a variety of different sites, and were pulled together here.  They remain unedited.

I just added a new sidebar graphic showing what book I'm currently reading. When I went to my Library to pull the cover graphic, I noticed I had written a couple very short book reviews that never found their way onto this site. So, in the interest of posting something today, here is a small review of a book I read a couple of months ago:

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway - A young American serves as an ambulance driver for the Italian army in World War I, and finds in the midst of war true love with an English nurse.

Hemingway's prose has a rambling sort of poetry to it, similar to many writers of the beat generations. The opening chapters continuously play on certain words over and over in a passage, linking and joing like a chain until it comes across as a stream of memory. Excellent writing, even if the end seems abrupt.