Booking Through Thursday: What I Like About You


Here is this week’s Booking Through Thursday question:

Finding a book you love and then hating everything else you try by that author?

or

Reading a completely disappointing book by an author that you love?

Writer’s aren’t perfect, obviously, but it is disappointing to read a book by a favorite writer and not like the book. I hit that point with Hemingway a few years ago. I had read most of his fiction, but not much of his nonfiction, and so I started Death in The Afternoon, his 1932 treatise on bullfighting. This book personifies, sadly, the blowhard macho Hemingway that gets overmythologized and that often overshadows his writing.

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