Tuesday, March 25, 2003
I found my copy of 'Winner takes nothing' by Ernest Hemingway, a book of his short stories and I am really enjoying his stories. I don't know if I have changed or if Hemingway has changed but Hemingway used to turn me into a monster, I became a macho 'soldier boy' when I used to read Hemingway but these stories are actually quite touching, I can even sense a very faint strand of compassion. It might be something to do with rage, I can't sense the rage that some of his other stories have. I really found the rage quite unpleasant but even though some of these stories are brutal, they are still 'not-put-downable'!