Friday, November 9

This is a post for all of you who wanted a book review yesterday.....

The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway, is a book set in Cuba. An old man, Santiago, is a fisherman by trade and has had bad luck for over two months—not catching any fish. Finally, on the eighty-fifth day of his bad luck streak, he goes out farther than normal and hooks a giant marlin. But he is alone on the open sea, and the fish is nearly as strong as Santiago. Can he get the fish in the end? If he does get it, will he be able to take it back to shore? The fish towed him out of sight of land. Does Santiago have the endurance to catch this fish?

This is a magnificent tale of endurance, courage, and facing the forces of nature. Santiago’s battle with the fish is a skillfully wrought masterpiece. Ernest Hemingway is a poignant writer, although sometimes the book is a little depressing.

It is a book review. That is certain

No, I still do not have the ability to write an extremely short story. Sorry about that. =D


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