The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
Some old guy goes fishing...and the book is great.
I read "A Farewell to Arms" earlier this year and was not thrilled by Hemingway's writing. I figured I would give this book and "The Sun Also Rises" a shot despite my lack of enthusiasm after A Farewell to Arms. I am glad I did that because this was an awesome book.
This is one of the best books I have ever read. Who would have thought that so much could be told in a story about a man who is catching a fish. Reading this book I felt joy and pain for the man. I felt sadness for the fish. I rooted for the fish at times hoping he might get away. Then other times I was cheering for the man and hoping he could persevere.
It was an amazing story that sucked me into the tiny world of a small fishing boat and the thoughts of an old man.
I hate the sharks!