The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

About the book

Here, in a perfectly crafted story, is a unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of man’s challenge to the elements in which he lives. Not a single word is superflous in this widely admired masterpiece, which once and for all established his place as one of the giants of modern literature.

Reviewed by The Benches Reading Group:

Short novel with much depth and metaphors; moving story of dignity and respect for the natural world. Much Christian imagery. Was the novel based on Hemingway’s struggle and life? All of our group rated the book highly; robust writing where every word counted. Did Santiago go fishing again? Or was he now at peace?

Star rating: ****

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1 thought on “The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway”

  1. Review by The Accidental Reading Group
    The book was actually not a very interesting read, but the discussion was revealing about what it could mean and the meaning of life. We felt it was linked to the ideas of existentialism.
    Star rating: *


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