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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
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Nov 04, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: tome-travelling, the-reader-of-the-books
Read from January 28 to 31, 2012

I have no reason to explain why exactly I liked this book so much!
It's repetitive, it's tragic, it's even annoyingly jargonistic in terms of fishing! The 'so-called' morals and maxims in the book are more or less preachy and Biblical and if you analyse deeply, there is nothing about the language or the story which touches you as something extremely poetic. And yet, here it is! It gets a four on five.
Because it's magical! I am sure Hemingway smoked something sinfully voodooistic while he was writing this book and whatever it was, its fumes still encapsulate the book. There has definitely been some kind of charm on this book which makes the reader love it even though it is an ordinary story of an extremely unlucky old man. Maybe like Good Morning, Midnight, this book too has that rare quality of being sad and yet beautiful to the reader.
Do I recommend it to you?
Hell, yeah! I do.
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