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PDF Î BOOK The Old Man and the Sea FREE ↠ ERNEST HEMINGWAY Å [Ebook] ➦ The Old Man and the Sea ➬ Ernest Hemingway – Horticulturetrader.co.uk Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereThis short novel already a modern classic is the superbly told tragic story of a Cuban fThe superbly told tragic story of a Cuban fisherman in the Gulf Stream and the giant Marlin he kills and l My very first time reading Papa and I absolutely LOVED IT Sometimes the experience you have with a book can be effected by many things beyond the narrative itself and I think that is certainly the case here While I believe I would have loved this story regardless there is no doubt that the stars aligned themselves perfectly to make this a singularly special read for meLet me explainLast year I was in Napa with my wife and two of our best friends celebrating my oh shit 40th birthday It was the latter part of October near the end of harvest time and the weather was perfectDUH it’s Napa We were staying at our favorite Napa sanctuary the Villagio Inn and Spa Though pricey Vellagio is just about perfect it's centrally located with wonderful rooms and one of the BEST breakfast spreads in the worldHey when you are going out drinking all day it is important to load up on foodstuffs to avoid alcohol related trouble have a nice big breakfast before you go out and drink all dayit is called being practical Speaking of drinking all day we had just come back from an awesome tour of the Castle di Amarossa Winery which is I shit you not a real castle in the middle of Napa California complete with MEGA DINING HALL and a TORTURE CHAMBERyep a rack an Iron Maiden and some device that made me constipated just looking at it Anyway we got back to the room and had a few hours to relax before a late dinner reservation Well I don’t sleep all that much and so while my wife took a nap light weight that she is I decided I would find something fairly short to read I choose this story because it was only 100 pages long or just under 3 hours via audio and it seemed to fit my time allotment perfectly So feeling a little buzzed and in a superb yet contemplative mood I had just turned 40 for crying out loud I poured myself another glass of wine shut up and don't judge me went and sat on the balcony outside our room and with the sun starting to go down began listening to the audio version of this story Well this story slammed me and had me sucked in and captive from the very first words “He was the old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty four days now without taking a fish” By the way now would be a good time to mention that the audio version I listened to was read by Donald Sutherland and the marriage of the story with Sutherland’s perfect narration was nothing short of magical In my opinion it is THE ONLY VERSION of the audio book that should be sold 

As many have said and almost as many have complained this is in many ways a simple story about an old Cuban fisherman named Santiago who has had a significant run of bad luck fishing ie 84 days Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the 
same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated Attempting to change his luck he decides to take his skiff further out than he has ever gone before beyond all the people of the world Eventually he lands the largest Marlin he's ever seen and the bulk of the narrative details his epic struggle to reel in the fish and get it back to shore 

Yes a simple story and Hemingway uses sparse straight forward proseand devastates with them

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Oses specifically referred to in the citation accompanying the author's Nobel Prize for literature in 19 It is intimidating to offer a truly critical look at such a classic so we will ease into it with a few images The GOP has offered us a ready made item to begin this list and yes I know that John Stewart already snagged this one and threw it backI turned up a visual art concept that fits in for a restaurant based on EH themesAlthough I did not sit for this photo the resemblance is indeed strikingAnd of courseThe Old Man and the Cee LoI suppose am certain there are plenty images one might lure into our net but sticking to words for a bit we will pass on the porn offering The Old Man and the Semen How about the moving tale of a Navy Construction veteran The Old Man and the Seabees or an obstetrical episode of Grey's Anatomy The Old Man and the C Section Then there might be a psychological drama about a man with bipolar disorder The Old Man and the See Saw or a book about an elderly acupuncturist The Old Man and the Chi How about a Disney adventure in which Paul Hogan rescues a pinniped yes gentle reader The Old Man and the Seal Maybe a bit of Cuban self affirmation The Old Man and the Si I could go on of course and probably will at home until my wife threatens to leave The possibilities are rather endless But the Geneva Conventions might be brought into play and we can’t have that Tackling such a review head on seems somehow wrong like using paint by number to copy the Mona Lisa carving the Pieta out of gigantic blocks of cheddar writing a love poem for your beloved using MadLibs or view spoiler Yes the forces of righteousness sanity wanted this one deep sixedchecking for skid marks on Ghandi’s dhoti Ok 12 year old inner me is all giggly now hide spoiler

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The Old Man and the SeaLibrarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereThis short novel already a modern classic is I read this as a young man and was disappointed It didn't work for me I thought it was about a crazy old man gone off the reservation picking a fight with an innocent fish while ranting about the New York Yankees I would like to take the great DiMaggio fishing They say his father was a fishermanI picked it up again after the passage of some years and found it incredibly poignant It's a simple story There's an old man Santiago who is a fisherman fallen on hard times He is cared for by a young boy Manolin who no longer works on his boat Santiago goes into the Gulf and engages in the fight of his life with a giant marlin What follows is a dream like stream of conscious meditation as the old man matches strength and wits with the great fish After 84 days of no fish Santiago takes his skiff far out to sea He drops his line and hooks a marlin He can't pull it in so he takes hold of the line beginning the back and forth when the marlin runs he gives the line slack; when the marlin is still he pulls the line in The old man's hands are cut by the rope His muscles strain He has no food or water Yet he doesn't give up The obsession has shades of Moby Dick except at the end of this novel I didn't feel the need to dig up Melville and punch him in the skullI have never seen or heard of such a fish But I must kill him I am glad we do not have to try to kill the stars Imagine if each day a man must try to kill the moon he thought The moon runs away Then he was sorry for the great fish that had nothing to eat and his determination to kill him never relaxed in his sorrow for him There is no one worthy of eating him from the manner of his behavior and his great dignity I do not understand these things he thought But it is good that we do not have to try to kill the sun or the moon or the stars It is enough to live on the sea and kill our true brothersEventually the marlin is hauled in and killed The old man attaches him to the boat and begins to row towards shore Of course the marlin is dripping blood so if you've seen Jaws or read James and the Giant Peach you can imagine that his dreams of hitting it big with this fish are probably not going to come to pass Age teaches you a lot of things You start to realize that you might never be the person you thought you'd be as a child Days go by you start to lose and gain less I thought about this as I thought about the old man raging like Dylan Thomas against the night; an old man nearing the end of his days fighting against nature time death a fish able to boil all things down into one climatic struggle on the high seas At the end he did not succeed at least not in the manner he'd foreseen but he was in an inimitable way victorious 'You did not kill the fish only to keep alive and to sell for food' he thought 'You killed him for pride and because you are a fisherman You loved him when he was alive and you loved him after If you love him it is not a sin to kill him Or is it ?'