Paris. Booze. Money. Sex. Time. And bloody bullfighting.
The Sun Also Rises. It's Paris, youth approaching age, a generation getting over a brutal war not knowing another is around the corner, and people with too damn time, money, and neuroses on their hands. Everyone's constantly drunk. The irony of sexual frustration. It's one of the most human books I've ever read. So sad, so exciting, so true, so beautiful, so heartbreaking.