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For Whom the Bell Tolls

by Ernest Hemingway

Review of For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

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       For Whom the Bell Tolls is typical Hemingway.  Magnificent.  The characters, including the women, are tough and the conditions of the Spanish Civil War are brutal, but the human elements of the novel are what sets it apart from other war novels.  The lead character, an American, is a loner performing a lonely job, but has found love with a with a beautiful spaniard who is trying to recover from a vicious attack.  The love story between the two is unique and well crafted, and this in the middle of constant distrust and suspicion between the American and his supposed Spanish allies makes for a superior read and leads to an incredible climax.  Hemingway's ability to say so much in so few words is on full display in this excellent novel.

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway was reviewed by richard barrow

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       A very good book... one that you find yourself thinking about for many days after you've finished.

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway was reviewed by Scott

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       An occasionally tedious novel, but has many wonderful sections and especially in the last 100 pages. Hemingway mixes romance and war beautifully, and the thoughtful ending is very well written.

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway was reviewed by Einar

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       As all Hemingway books it is really static and seems to never get moving. At around page 300 out of 500 the book just starts moving with a constant growing climax till the end. Till page 499 I probably would have said: what a boring book. Once you read the last page, close the book and put it down you actually think: "what a f*cking amazing book" and you realize you've just read a masterpiece which is beauty consists of the whole book, and not only single episodes. READ IT!

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway was reviewed by David

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       This was a great read. The plot was engaging and suspenseful. The charactes were complex and easy to relate to. The book presented interesting insights into Spanish culture, humanity in general, and life itself. Not only that, it is a great historical war novel and in my opinion the author's best work.

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway was reviewed by Big Joe

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       The bell tolls for thee!

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway was reviewed by Jake H

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