Who would have thought that a book about a man gone fishing would be so interesting? I found myself completely sucked in with the Hemingway’s writing. Of course, this is what is expected for a writer of his caliber. I mean the guy won the Nobel prize in literature! I knew the name before I had read any of his work and I knew that his writings are considered classics. I flew through this short story with only 132 pages. Now that I have had an introduction to Hemingway’s work, I can’t wait to read more.
August 24, 2016
The Old Man and the Sea, an apparently simple fable, represents the mature Hemingway at his best. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature soon after its publication, and half a century later it is still one of his most read books.