LOG IN HERE
Username
Password

arrow Register here

Forgotten password?

THE CHATTER BOX

 
  
  
  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
  
  
  
 
Messages 1 2 

Has anyone read Hemingway's Chair? by Noell on 3 August 2004 4:04pm
 
I saw this at a bookstore the other day, but couldn't decide whether or not to get it. I've read all of the journals from Michael's travel shows and loved them; should I even be debating this?
 
Re: Has anyone read Hemingway's Chair? by kazzzz on 3 August 2004 4:11pm
 
Go for it Noell I thoroughly enjoyed it..in fact you've just reminded me that I have it and I'm going to read it again!
 
Re: Has anyone read Hemingway's Chair? by peripatetically on 3 August 2004 4:15pm
 
I liked it too and might read my copy again as well. It made me laugh a lot.
 
Re: Has anyone read Hemingway's Chair? by Louise on 3 August 2004 10:01pm
 
Yes, I ought to re-read this too!
 
Re: Has anyone read Hemingway's Chair? by Helen on 3 August 2004 11:02pm
 
yup. me too.
 
Re: Has anyone read Hemingway's Chair? by voxpops on 4 August 2004 2:16am
 
In the interest of balance, I will tell you that I was disappointed with the book. One character is dropped after her usefullness runs out; another charater is writing a book about Hemingway in a small English seaside town of all places (Why???); the book ends leaving the reader asking: "Is that it?". I suppose it is fairly harmless, but I thought you should know.
 
Re: Has anyone read Hemingway's Chair? by peripatetically on 4 August 2004 3:47pm
 
I agree with you Voxpox, but I still enjoyed it, knowing it was Micahel's words. It did leave you wondering what happened to the characters, but I found some of his character descriptions humorous. No, not a thought provoker and not serious, but just a fun little story.
 
Re: Has anyone read Hemingway's Chair? by amordue on 9 August 2004 4:03pm
 
I thought it was a bit of a curate's egg (i.e. good in parts). It was interesting to understand some of MP's passion for Hemingway. If you're into Micheal or Ernest it's worth a read.
 
Re: Has anyone read Hemingway's Chair? by Noell on 13 August 2004 11:40pm
 
I'm definitely into Michael and Ernest, so I'll pick it up next time I'm at the bookstore. Thanks for the opinions, guys, and I'm thrilled to know that so many people out there have read Mike's novel! His travel books are so interesting that I was hoping his fiction would be as good. I've never even seen Pole to Pole (my PBS station here in Alabama refuses to re-run it, and it probably won't be out on DVD for a long time), but I read its book companion, and it felt like I was there on the trip, following along.
 
Re: Has anyone read Hemingway's Chair? by Izot on 14 August 2004 6:15am
 
Just to add my 2c, I think it's a good change from the travel books. Just a different kind of text, which is cool.
 
Messages 1 2 




  Reply to this post:
 
 
  Username 
 
 
  Password 
 
 
 
 
  Register here
 

INSTRUCTIONS

Select a discussion theme.
Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).

To start a new discussion topic:

Write the name of the topic in the 'Subject' box.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To join a discussion topic:

Click on the discussion topic of your choice.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To edit your message:

You can edit a message at any time after posting it as long as you're signed in.
Click on the 'Edit your message' link above the message.
Make your desired changes.
Click 'Submit'.

If you find you don't want to change the message after all, click on 'Return without changes'.

To set a chatmark:

Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).
Click on the "Set chatmark" link on the Chatter Box pages. This will set the time at which you have logged in.
Click on the "Go to chatmark" link to see all messages posted since you set your chatmark.

You can set your chatmark at any time and as often as you like.