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For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemmingway

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee

‐ Ernest Hemmingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

What is the book about?

The Spanish Civil War before the lead to WW2.

What was good about it?

Detailed war/Civil war, effect on the soldiers, urban popular, peoples, the land & society.

What didn’t you like? (if anything)

The last third of the book.

Did it bring something positive to you?

It is a perfect example of showing the impact of war on the participants.

Would you recommend it to others? Why?

Yes, however there are better war novels and The Old Man and the Sea is a better Hemingway novel.