Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Hemingway's Girl by Erika Robuck
Page 3 in reference to the banyan trees, "She could still feel the banyan's presence, though its great woody roots strangling some old host tree. She remembered when Hemingway had planted a banyan at his house and told her its parasitic roots were like human desire." It did stir my interest to perhaps someday, reread Hemingway's books which reside smartly on my home library shelf, read long ago in youth. Interesting that the author is a self proclaimed Hemingway'phile having read Farewell to Arms at 19 years of age, It is good to have read while young, I believe, because this is the beginning of knowledge and foundation of lifelong interests.
On pages 108-- Mariella, describes her turmoil with her mother, a long grieving widow who pulls others into her self misery. She writes that her anger outweighed her compassion for her mother as they exchange viscious comments. Oh, that was a familiar scene.
I give it just shy of a 4**** rating. It was a fast enough read and one I will share. I was glad to have gotten this gift.