The Old Man and the Sea

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HarperCollins, 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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Simple prose, powerful imagery. - Goodreads
The book was at sometimes hard to read through. - Goodreads
Writing at it's best. - Goodreads
The plot is horribly boring. - Goodreads
... ending was a good ending. - Goodreads
I liked the book and its insights into human nature. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Aisling - Goodreads

Does anyone else find this book overrated? I much preferred "To Have and Have Not" (which Hem. considered his worst work). It's a really good concept. The old mans struggle with a formidable opponent ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alma - Goodreads

Ughhh I had to read it for school... 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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