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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
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Jun 16, 10

Read in February, 2010

I enjoyed this little story. Hemingway has a way of drawing you into the feelings of his characters. and that was what this story was about. it was not action (although there was enough) it as about the old man and the sea (and the fish in the sea!). What he went through and why he did it.

Others here may not understand that, but I think I do. This is a story for a book club that you can discuss. There is so much there, so much you can apply to our own lives. Are we hanging onto something we should cut loose? or should we keep hanging on. I loved the descriptions of the sea of the fish, the respect the old man had for those things on which his life depended. We in America especially have lost that respect - we want to just go to McDonald's (a la Sara's Review) and have the federal government take care of us.

This is a story for the ages.

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