Hemingway Hoax by Joe Haldeman

Hemingway Hoax

Joe Haldeman
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The author took an event in Hemmingway's career and seemed to create a whole "what if" story behind it. Hemmingway supposedly had some early manuscripts stolen from a train. In the book, a University professor is approached by a con man to produce a forgery of what he speculated Hemmingway wrote and try to make it look legit. This involves finding a typewriter similar to the one that Hemmingway used and the same type of paper.\r\n\r\nUnfortunately when the professor attempts to do this is throws some balance off in the Universe and he is interrupted by a being who kills him to prevent him from pulling off the forgery. However, the professor is transferred to alternate selves in parallel universes, where he continues the attempt. \r\n\r\nThe book is pretty silly and seems it was only written because of the author's fascination with Hemmingway. It does have some interesting parts but the silliness made it difficult to give it more than 3 stars.\r\n