Hemingway speaks to a more primitive time in our country...or maybe it was more civilized..I don't know, suffice it to say - different.
If you like fishing, hunting, fighting, drinking or at least reading about that sort of thing - he's a good choice.
There's a new Ernest Hemingway story in the New Yorker called Pursuit as Happiness that is about fishing and policeman and sun and struggle and water and stuff...
It's a nice change of pace from the day to day.
ps. If you like fishing, or reading about fishing, Roderick Haig-Brown wrote some marvelous stuff.