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
Disappointing ending. - Goodreads
Amazing book, and amazing writing. - Goodreads
The plot is horribly boring. - Goodreads
Stunning crystal clear prose! - Goodreads
Hemingway is so easy to read - I loved this book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kylie - Goodreads

This short story was a lovely quick read. I loved Santiago's character development. I loved his determination. I loved the allusion to Christ and his atonement. Needless to say, I will be reading more Hemingway. I don't know why it has taken me 23 years to pick up something by him. Read full review

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User Review  - Sophia - Goodreads

Couldn't understand the book until my husband took me fishing. It's simple and beautiful. Nothing to interpret yet leaves an imprint. Sometimes you read a book and have to decipher every paragraph ... 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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