True At First Light is a fantastic fictional memoir by Ernest Hemingway. I am a serious Hemingway fan, but this is one of my favorites. This book is an account of Hemingway's final African safari, and offers a glimpse of the legendary writers life and times as well as insight on his marriage to Miss Mary Welsh Hemingway.
In True At First Light, Miss Mary is in pursuit of a lion, and a great deal of the book is about the hunt of this lion. With Hemingway's exceptional talent, he paints the reader a picture of Africa, and what it is like to hunt in Africa, as well as what it is like to love in Africa.
I love this book. I have read it many times, and it never fails to reduce me to tears at some points, such as the victorious moment when the lion is killed, or when Hemingway describes his horse Old Kite, and how he had to put Old Kite down. Additionally, there are many parts that make me laugh or smile and long for my own travel to this wonderful place.
Not everyone shares in my love for a good Ernest Hemingway book, and that is a shame. Ernest Hemingway was one of the finest American authors to date. The book offers a forward by Patrick Hemingway, and is an all around great read, that I hope everyone will attempt at some point in their life.