The Old Soldier fell in love with writing dialogue when he was a young man after he was introduced to the fiction of Ernest Hemingway. The Sun Also Rises is my favorite novel and it is full of good dialogue.
The novel is also full of wonderful descriptions of action, locale and terrain; but it is the dialogue that makes each character come alive.
When the novel was first published in 1926, reviewers nearly in mass pointed out how realistic the characters appeared to be. Even reviewers who thought Hemingway over used dialogue commented on how life-like the characters seemed to be.
Well, few pundits today would claim that there is too much dialogue in The Sun Also Rises. Today, over 80 years later, a critic who said there was too much dialogue in the novel would seem foolish.
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