On The Old Man and the Sea

Posted by Jack on 2019-01-20 at 18:00
Tagged: books
TitleThe Old Man and the Sea
AuthorErnest Hemingway

This book was amazing and definitely the antidote to some of today's twisty, obfuscated stories.

Coming off of recent Pulitzer fiction that seems to pride itself in being spoken word deep in vernacular and circumlocution this story was so refreshing.

I read it in one sitting, it's only 120 pages, but every single sentence held meaning and advanced the beautifully simple story. In true Hemingway fashion the old man is great at what he does and focused with purpose that's a joy to read about, but the book was captivating as a Zen like meditation on dealing with life as it comes. I felt the whole spectrum of emotions as I read it, and never once did a passage feel weak or unnecessary.

Truly a great work of fiction.