old man and the sea

Discussion in 'Fiction' started by sandman, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. sandman

    sandman Member

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    i actually whole-heartedly enjoyed ... it was so simple and straight forward but i also got a feeling that the underlying theme was a bit deeper. No one else i tried to get to read it liked it very much.
     
  2. interval_illusion

    interval_illusion Deceased

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    i remember i liked it when i read it in high school. unfortunally i forget a lot about it....
     
  3. st0neD|floyD

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    I listened to the audiobook one insomniac night, admist my bed sheets. I liked it; and I agree with your review whole heartedly.
     
  4. Casperthesheet

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    I enjoy that book a lot. I fact I took a copy from the school because I wanted one for home.
     
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    It's a good book to read if you've never read anything by Hemingway before, but would like to be introduced to his writing. It is easy to read, but loses nothing in it's simplicity. Really, I think the simplicity makes it what it is...a great read.
     
  6. alex714

    alex714 To the Left

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    i bought a copy of it when i was in havana


    unfortunetly its in spanish and i cant read it

    it was such an old copy, with a lovely cover, i had to buy it.
     
  7. somethingwitty

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    With Hemingway alot of what is said is what is not said ;) Even though his writing style is so simple, he can be a tough author to read beyond the words.
     
  8. feministhippy

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    Twas okay.

    The Sun Also Rises was better, though.
     
  9. Jim Colyer

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    I always felt Hemingway was overrated. I read The Sun Also Rises and got nothing out of it.
     
  10. deadonceagain

    deadonceagain mankind is a plague

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    it was a good book i liked it, it was a nice enjoyable short read
     
  11. BlackBillBlake

    BlackBillBlake resigned HipForums Supporter

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    I like best of all Hemingway's books.

    I also like the movie of the book with Spencer Tracy.
     
  12. Oh So strangE indeeD

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    I actually really liked old man and the sea. its ironic that something so simple can become so complex. he was a chauvinist bastard in person though
     

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