The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway

June 16, 2020

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

My rating: 1 of 5 stars


This is my second approach to the work of Ernest Hemingway and I thoroughly hated the experience.

I dimly remember my first attempt when I had just seen “Hemingway”, 1988’s mini series about the author. I think at the time I read “A Farewell to Arms” and put it aside about half way through.

Now, more than 30 years later, I thought it was time to revisit Hemingway and maybe I would like his work better this time. Cautiously, though, I opted for “The Old Man and the Sea”, fearing I might still be bored.

Which I was. Thoroughly. The old fisherman going out to fish, ill-prepared, being pulled out onto the deep sea in a small boat, a skiff, by a fish that’s about as large as said skiff, battling it out, may be impressive to an author who loved bull-fighting, women and drinking hard but it’s nothing I care about anymore.

For me, this is it: A Farewell to… Hemingway






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