The Old Man and the Sea

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Harper Collins, Feb 14, 2012 - Fiction - 127 pages
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Santiago, an old Cuban fisherman, has gone 84 days without catching a fish. Confident that his bad luck is at an end, he sets off alone, far into the Gulf Stream, to fish. Santiago’s faith is rewarded, and he quickly hooks a marlin…a marlin so big he is unable to pull it in and finds himself being pulled by the giant fish for two days and two nights.

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Amazing storytelling. - Goodreads
hard to read at times, slow. - Goodreads
Writing at it's best. - Goodreads
Ending up just a carcass with little worth. - Goodreads
I liked the book and its insights into human nature. - Goodreads
After a slow start this book quickly builds pace. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Freddie Klein - Goodreads

It was worth reading. A bit dry but good. Read full review

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User Review  - Danny Daley - Goodreads

The first of Hemingway's novels I read, I finished most of the novel sitting in line at the DMV a few years ago, and it was then that I realized that Hemingway was truly great, and that the DMV wasn't ... Read full review

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Ernest Hemingway was one of America’s foremost journalists and authors. A winner of both the Pulitzer Prize (1953) and the Nobel Prize for Literature (1954), Hemingway is widely credited with driving a fundamental shift in prose writing in the early twentieth century. As an American expatriate in Paris in the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway achieved international fame with such literary works as The Sun Also Rises, The Old Man and the Sea, and For Whom the Bell Tolls, which depicts his experience as a correspondent during the Spanish Civil War. Hemingway died in 1961, leaving behind a rich literary legacy.

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