747Music wrote:Since I learned Ernest Hemingway is a not too distant uncle of mine, I want to read his books. I think I may start with Old Man and the Sea, but I'm wondering if you folk have a recommendation.
I'm actually looking for a recommendation in general.
EDIT: I suppose I can look through this thread from page 1. I'm sure there are a ton of books already recommended that will be great.
I love Old Man and the Sea! I think that's a good choice for a starter - a quick read, beautiful prose, and quintessential Hemmingway. I'd also recommend some of his short stories if you haven't read them, such as "Snows of Kilimanjaro," or the stories in the collection "In Our Time."
Currently I'm reading "Time & Time Again" by anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan, a collection of essays analyzing the effect of measured time on human society and arguing that it's had an overall negative impact, suggesting that hunter-gatherer societies are happier and enjoy more leisure time.