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Review: The Nick Adams Stories

The Nick Adams Stories The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My attention has been elsewhere lately, mostly on NaNoWriMo and my own writing, so I wasn’t sure if I would do any more than choose a star rating and move on after finishing The Nick Adams Stories. However, I want to throw some of the blame for my current state of disinterest in Hemingway’s direction, or at least towards those who posthumously pieced together this volume. I understand the need and desire for a collection like this, with works both finished and unfinished, polished and trashed, all thrown together in some sort of chronological Nick Adams life-order. Still, only about half of the stories held my interest to the end. Much of this collection drives home Hemingway’s good judgement — he knew better than to publish every scrap of beautiful prose he penned.
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