Once upon a time Paris felt like spring would last forever. Everyday was a party, everyday was a shinny morning and a good night to play some music. It was a time between the world wars and economy was only getting better and better. Les Anneés Folles -how the French call it-, were meant to be happy and carefree. And Paris, was the centre of the cultural world. Not only writers such as Hemingway or Fitzgerald stopped by, but also the greatest artist such as Picasso or Degas were there to contribute in the flourishing of Paris in the 20's and its Jazz Age. Too bad history always comes with a great comeback for the peaceful times...
"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."
If you asked about the theme of the book, you could say is about nothing and about everything. Its about Paris and its about friends. But essentially, its the memoirs of Ernest Hemingway, a fundamental author to understand the development of 20th Century. Follow him along the streets in Paris to discover how an expat writers life was in Paris.
Why you should read it.
Because you are in love with the city of Paris and you know it. But more seriously, the simplistic vision of life conceived by Hemingway, his young thoughts and the curious events of the book are bound to make you think, smile and even laugh. Totally recommended for everyone who is looking forward to enjoy some pleasant with such a lovely story as this one.