Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Old Man and the Sea

My brother has been wanting me to read Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea for a few months now; I finally sat and read it today.  It's a short read (only about 120 pages) and surprisingly compelling considering it is about an old man and the sea.  The old man of the title goes off fishing by himself.  He has just gone 84 days without catching any fish and so feels lucky, heading out further than everyone else to find the fish.  His luck is with him, and he catches a huge fish on one of his lines.  Unfortunately he has to find a way to actually bring the fish in and kill it.  This is the story of his struggle with the fish, which goes on for days.

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