2015/03/14

Book Review:
The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Title: The Old Man and The Sea
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Published: 1952
Language: English
Pages: 99
Rating: 2/5


Summary:
This is the story of an old fisherman who's down on his luck, and his struggle and experience in catching the biggest fish of his life.


Review:
I read a few of Hemingway's works when I was in school, and I left with a feeling like it wasn't my cup of tea. I wanted to read some more now that I'm a little bit older, to see if my impression now is the same as it was back then. It is; this was not for me.

I sped through this, but not because it was exciting or gripping, I just wanted to get it over with. I didn't hate it, it was simply okay. It didn't strike or compel me much.

Though I didn't enjoy this, I can appreciate the literary value, and I'm glad I read it. So, I would recommend this if you want to give it a go, because perhaps this is just up your alley - who knows, a lot of people seem to enjoy Hemingway's work. And if you don't, at least you tried.


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  1. Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy this. I remember reading this one back in high school and not liking it very much either, but I can't say I remember much more than that... Hopefully you'll love your next read!

    Beatrice @ Book For Thought

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    1. Yeah, but I'm glad I read it though! :D I picked up a really good book right after reading this, so it balanced out :)

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