“I can't stand it to think my life is going so fast and I'm not really living it.”
A quick read. Not much happens. The snappy dialogue provides the narrative with forward momentum. The lost generation. WWI. Lots of drinking. Expatriates. Alcoholics. Discrimination against Jews, Blacks and homosexuals. These people really hate Jews. Rinse and repeat. Order us another round of drinks. Lady Brett Ashley is such a bitch, she's also quite the floozy. Lets go to the cafe for more drinks. Fishing trip. Meet you at the hotel bar. Male impotence. Keep the whiskey and soda flowing. Spanish Fiesta. Machoism. Bull fighting. Absinthe. Need to sleep this hangover off. Everyone's gone. Unrequited love. Jake is emasculated. If only Viagra was invented back then. Jack and Brett could have had such a damned good time together.
This novel is part of the Classics Club Challenge.