I have finished reading "A Movable Feast" by Ernest Hemingway and was sad when it was over. Often, after reading a good book, I wander around, still "in the book" for a day or so until my mind lets it go. He has a style I have not read often, if ever. I don't (do not) think there was a single apostrophe in this book. There were NO contractions. Without them, the writing/reading sounds almost child-like and the lack of contractions forces the brain to read more slowly. I suspect this was the plan. As a fast reader, it was uncomfortable at first, but as I got into the rhythm it was good. I will be ordering "Green Hills of Africa" and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" next week. I am wondering if these also will be without contractions? I will let you know.
In the meantime here is a photo to tease you! This is the arch over the front entrance to the courtyard. Something wonderful is going to happen in this open space. Stay tuned!