Jack Phelan is a forty-two-year-old underachiever who lives in South Florida. Although he mows lawns for a living, he’s not what you might expec
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I just finished a very fascinating book called Four Days With Hemingway’s Ghost by Tom Winton (my 50th book so far this year). The description of the book caught my interest since I had grown up reading Hemingway’s books and once I started reading it I was hooked.
The story starts out with the main character, Jack Phelan, having an accident, in Palm Beach, FL, that knocks him unconscious. The next thing you know Jack is in front of Ernest Hemingway’s home in Key West, FL and standing next to him
“I suspected that Hemingway, just like I do, would have had a serious problem living in this maddening twenty-first century world.” This line from this superb book got me thinking. Could I live in Cuba in the 20’s and 30’s with no Internet, no I-Pad, no smart phone, no 42” TV screen, no Spotify, no Sat-Nav, no rear-view screen in the car and none of the modern day accoutrements?
Are you kidding? In a heartbeat! I lived on the Algarve for four years. We had no TV, no car, no Internet and certainly
“A man can learn from his past mistakes, and he should, but reliving them … that does absolutely no good.”
Four Days with Hemingway’s Ghost by Tom Winton is sentimental uplifting story with a clever plot. I enjoyed this playful little adventure that felt part fantasy and part reality. The author has a ease to his writing style that has me as a reading wanting more. There is a comfort in this style and I have to say he could write about just about anything and I believe he would find a way to ma