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The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

Review of The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

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        Riddled with religous themes, and complex in its nature, this novella is for all people who have Faith.  Although, this book was boring as hell.  Absolutely dreary and dull.  However, please take the time and read this short work.  At least you can say that you read it.

Entertaining: No.

Interesting: Somewhat.

Complex: Immensely

Worth a read: Sure, why not.

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway was reviewed by RobbieJ

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  I think the short story "twenty years " by Langston Hughs or some stories by Gary Soto should be on that list. But this story deserves its spot on the list.

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway was reviewed by poop

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  I like this novel just fine. I really cared about the character and, damn it, I wanted him to catch that fish. Great short read. I don't even think that you have to think about it as a struggle between man and God or whatever you are "supposed" to think with this novel. It's good just as a story and thats what I like best in a book.

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway was reviewed by Shannon

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  One of the best examples of Hemingway's writing. A wonderful novella that felt longer but not drawn out even with hemingway's terse, descriptive style. About an old fisherman's relationship with nature, the people around him and himself. The ending almost moved me to tears when the old man came into port, so tired from his ordeal that he was completely indifferent to the outcome of possibly the greatest catch ever. The man's subtle relationship with the young boy is also very sad but the ending does a wonderful job of tying everything togethor but leaving room to create your own future for the old man and the boy.

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway was reviewed by tommygee

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  The old man and the sea can be read at 2 levels, it can be read as a story about a man battling a giant fish out in the ocean only to have it snatched away from him by sharks. Or it can be percieved as a story of man and his battle to understand God, and when you finally think that you understand him, life snatches your prize away. However you see this novella, it is a great book. I read it for the first time and didn't really understand it, but after giving it a second go around I realized what it was really about, and it just blew me away how brilliant ernest hemingway really was. Either way I can suggest this book enough.

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway was reviewed by The once and future king

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  The Old Man and the Sea depicts a battle between man and nature on the outside. From a deeper and inner perspective Hemmingway relates his life and personal struggles to a fisherman, losing his prized catch on the way back to port. The last line of the book, 'And the old man was dreaming of lions." is perhaps one of the best endings to a novel I have ever read, through analytical research.This should easily be in the Top 100 greatest novels, because not only was a Cuban author's work published in the United States at a time of turmoil, but also helped Hemmingway win the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway was reviewed by Evan

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