The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Okay, let’s talk about Ernest Hemmingway and the prose of Ernest Hemmingway. Ernest Hemmingway. What a writer.
I never read a book written by him before and it took me a little time to properly find my rhythm with a style of writing I never experienced before. He has a very simple and yet very sophisticated style of prosing that influenced modern English literature. I hated it first but then loved it.
The story itself, is beautiful. The story, tells nothing about an old man who changed the world forever. It’s about a simple man. Hemmingway lets you explore your idea about
the purpose of living and hope and deeds (and all their siblings and cousins) with an ordinary journey of the old man on his fishing boat on an ordinary day. Which turned out to be very extraordinary, of course. Hemmingway did a stunning job there. And how he missed the boy, oh the boy!
I will say just that, and not about Darwinian Capitalism (hahaha) or ‘Sharks’. Read it, if you can, it’s a beautiful book!
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