Old MAn and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1952. Genre: Fiction
This story is about a old fisherman that no one believes could catch a marlin, the fisherman is very poor and lives in a shack. One young boy that use to fish with him takes care of him. The fisherman went out on the ocean to catch fish as usual but this time he has caught a big marlin that dragged him farther out to sea. The old man fought this fish for three days. In that three days he had to kill a dolphin to eat it. When he finally caught the fish he strung the fish up on the side of the boat. The old man had to defend the fish from the sharks, the sharks were trying to eat the fish but the old man managed to kill some of the sharks. when he returned to port the marlin was nothing but bone, but the people started to believe in him again.
This review is from: The Old Man and The Sea (Paperback)
“Wow. I mean, really. Wow. With "The Old Man and the Sea," it is so easy to see why Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize, and why he deserves all of his accolades. This short novel is fierce, full of vibrant energy and humanity, all the while being a slave to the realities of finite power, of the inability to struggle against something greater than yourself.” By: Zack Davisson
I picked this review because it seemed like this reader totally understood the life of the story and really appreciated the book. In page one in the book the author really grabbed the reader. From the first page he immediately went in to the setting / theme of the story i think he did an outstanding job with this book. When i read this book i really could imagine the setting, he put great detail into this book making it easy to understand in connect to.
Another book that i have read that was similar in a way was Hugo Cabret. In the story Hugo Cabret the main character is trying to survive alone in Grand Central Station by himself and he need to fight to stay alive everyday. I thought this was similar because the old man in the book i just read is alone for three days and hes trying to stay alive and he's also fighting everyday to stay alive. These books are similar only in that way the rest of the book it totaly irrelevant to each other.
On page 38 of the book there is this quote “A man can be destroyed but not defeated” I think this quote means that you can physically hurt a man but mentally / beliefs you can not defeat a man.I really enjoyed this story it shows the tough times that the old man went thru the journey to catch this big fish, how an 84 year old and can still catch a big fish and fight off sharks. this is one of the best book i have read. I would recommend this book to anyone. This book was a solid 4 paws.
- Aquan Myers