Book Review : The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway


“But man is not made for defeat,” he said. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

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 My Rating : *4 Stars*

You see our mind works in weird ways, ya. Like to our mind higher price tag defines the higher quality of the product(don’t say No! you know it does), likewise if I talk about this book, Ernest Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize for “The Old Man and the Sea”, Good!

Now you might be thinking why was I talking about mind, so the thing is when you get to know people are getting prize for certain books, then there must be some complex and deep thoughts associated with that book. However, this book is literally very simplistic(talk about simplicity!) and literally it is just about an old man, sea, fish and a boat. That is it. And really if you try to make this complex (like I was trying to make, this book gonna suck!).

As Hemingway said : “There isn’t any symbolism, the sea is a sea, the old man is an old man, the boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The sharks are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know.”

This book basically made me feel sad for the old man, for he was not sad for himself. The ending was not all happy. Sometimes you just go too far, you give up and that is when you get destroyed and once you are destroyed you are defeated.

It is a story of struggle, ambition and survival.

“It’s silly not to hope. It’s a sin he thought.”

And to tell you the truth when I gave this book the very first read, it bored me to death!

For people who think watching is way better then reading, here is a treat for you as well, watch it! it’s perfection!

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