Happy Friday everyone. Here we are once again, a book review awaiting. Recently, I read my first novel by Ernest Hemingway. Now before I had begun this novel, the anticipaion was killing me. Here I heard about this novelist who was so powerful and well-liked and I hadn’t read a book by him?! I had to stop the madness and as a result, I read The Old Man and the Sea. Now my reason for choosing this novel to begin with was it was fairly short (about 120 pages), and I figured if I really enjoyed it then I could move on to read another one of his novels soon after.
Let me cut to the chase, Hemingway is a genius. I cannot believe it took me so long to read one of his novels and I am so happy that I finally did. While the story plot of this particular novel wasn’t my all time favorite, the writing and detail was unlike anything I’ve ever read. Hemingway writes with such purpose and pose that it was hard for me to put this novel down. I thought the story was a bit sad, but that does make sense when you look at the authors life and expierences. The story is about an old man and well, his expierence on the sea. In particular it is about a man’s view on life and the importance of staying true to who you are and why you are here to begin with. Overall without giving to much away, the novel was great, the author, brilliant.
I do have my fair share of Ernest Hemingway novels, so if you have any particulars that you really enjoyed please let me know in the comments because I am definitely planning on reading another one of his novels very soon. Have a happy Weekend everyone, soak up the sun!
Quote of the Day:
“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” –Ernest Hemingway.