Five Star Review: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Released: Re-issue; 2002
Genre: Classic, Contemporary Fiction
Length: 128 Pages
The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, The Old Man and the Sea has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction. It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using the simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss and transforms them into a magnificent twentieth-century classic.
Review by Stormi
I decided to read and review this book because I always heard from my husband, who is not a reader, that it was a great book. I'm not big on classics and I figured, based on the title, this was just another book about fishing.
WELL....it was a book about fishing, but it was also a book full of wonder and strength. This is a book about a poor old man who is at sea for days. He catches a huge fish, the biggest he or anyone around had ever caught.
It follows his journey of catching, killing, and bringing the fish back to the main land. It really was a good book and made me think and feel for the animals of the sea a little more.