Love him? Hate him? Still trying to figure out "Hills Like White Elephants?" I have to say I love the strength and originality of his narrative style. I also love that distinctive twist in his short stories, where the character is getting just the tiniest bit smug over a crisis overcome, and Hemingway punches him in the gut. I love a Farewell to Arms and The Sun Also Rises, but can't get into his other novels. And The Old Man and The Sea I - just - don't - get. I love A Moveable Feast, too. He makes being poor in expatriate Paris seem like the best adventure in the world. He also makes Gertrude Stein seem like a horse's ass, which is fun. He is a bit of a downer, you have to be on an even keel before you start in or you'll be horribly depressed by then end. In the end, his personality was so strong that you can't separate the man from his work. I doubt he could either, which is why he committed suicide. On a related note, when I worked at Borders, we always wanted to do a "Suicide" display, where we would bring together all the authors who had done it. But the store director always assured us that it was in horrible taste.