Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Teaser Tuesday 224: The Sun Also Rises

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!



Finished The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway early Sunday morning. Since I am just starting a new book, I thought it would be easier to take a teaser from Sun. This was for a classic group read, and will be the last classic for a while.

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The bull, striking into the wood from side to side with his horns, made a great noise. Then I saw a dark muzzle and the shadow of horns, and then, with a clattering on the wood in the hollow box, the bull charged and came out into the corral, skidding with his forefeet in the straw as he stopped, his head up, the great hump of muscle on his neck swollen tight, his body muscles quivering as he looked up at the crowd on the stone walls.

(Chapter 13)




ABOUT THE BOOK:

The Sun Also Rises was Ernest Hemingway's first big novel, and immediately established Hemingway as one of the great prose stylists, and one of the preeminent writers of his time. It is also the book that encapsulates the angst of the post-World War I generation, known as the Lost Generation. This poignantly beautiful story of a group of American and English expatriates in Paris on an excursion to Pamplona represents a dramatic step forward for Hemingway's evolving style. Featuring Left Bank Paris in the 1920s and brutally realistic descriptions of bullfighting in Spain, the story is about the flamboyant Lady Brett Ashley and the hapless Jake Barnes. In an age of moral bankrupcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illustions, this is the Lost Generation.



18 comments:

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Such great description! I've never read this classic, but I definitely should. Thanks for reminding me!
My Teaser is from THE FRIENDSHIP STAR QUILT.

Heather said...

Sandy: Isn't it good? You can almost see and feel the tension of the bull. Thanks for visiting! ☺

Yvonne said...

Interesting, but I'm really not much of a classics reader.

Tracy said...

I rarely read classics, but this looks interesting. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

Tracy @ Cornerfolds

Kathy Martin said...

Great image! I've read this one but can't remember if it was for a class or of my own volition. My teasers are from Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh and Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne. Happy reading!

Heather said...

Yvonne: I understand that -- some books aren't for everyone, and a lot of people might have difficulty with the bull fighting in this one.

Heather said...

Thanks, Tracy -- It was certainly an interesting read for the time period it was set. This was one I'd heard a lot about, but never read.

Heather said...

Kathy M: Thank you, I thought this section one of the more descriptive. You could actually feel the energy swirling through the corral and spectators alike.

Ashna said...

I have never read this classic but it seems like a must read. Thanks for sharing. Here is My Teaser

Heather said...

Hi Ashna! I don't know about a "must-read" but it was pretty good. Thanks for visiting! ☺

Michelle Fitzgerald said...

You've got me..I'm wondering about the bull. Great TT

My TT is here: http://newhorizonreviews.blogspot.com/2014/07/teaser-tuesdays-is-weekly-bookish-meme.html

Heather said...

Thanks, Michelle -- Glad to intrigue you! ☺

Alice Audrey said...

That's Hemingway for you. Full of manly bull.

Sorry I've been so slow at everything today. It's been one thing after another, starting with a rough session with the physical therapist.

Heather said...

Alice: Ha-ha... Sorry you had a rough PT session today.

Shelley Munro said...

Excellent description of the bull. I've never read any Hemingway.

Heather said...

Shelley: Isn't that a great description? You can literally feel the energy of the bull.

Vonnie R said...

I've never read any of Hemingway's books. I should though.

Thanks for stopping by!

Heather said...

Hi Vonnie! This was my second Hemingway, and both were good.