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
Severe lack of [interesting] plot... - Goodreads
Amazing book, and amazing writing. - Goodreads
This old man was nuts, but the ending broke my heart. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Tish Forteath - Goodreads

I liked this book when I was in school, so I thought I'd like rereading it, but I didn't. I was bored by the endless description of being at sea. The overall plot is good; it was just the monotonous details that bogged me down. Read full review

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User Review  - Harsh Saglani - Goodreads

A brilliant work of fiction by Ernest hemingway! The way he writes is one of my favorites. His style of writing does influence people to do something. As in this book he gives us a moral that we should never loose our hope and we should try our best to achieve what we want. 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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