Thursday, April 17, 2014

A to Z Challenge: Old like The Old Man and the Sea

I may not be as old as the old man in the book The Old Man and the Sea. I am not even as old as the Pulitzer Award winning book by Ernest Hemingway. I am just growing gray. The book was cited when Hemingway won his Nobel Prize for Literature. I am writing about my second Nobel Prize award winning author so far this week so perhaps I am a bit better read than I thought.

Original book cover

The Old Man and the Sea is one of my favorite books a novella actually. Hemingway is one of my favorite authors I have read most of his works if not all. I like the nautical or tropical adventures from Steinbeck, Benchley, Jimmy Buffett and Bob Morris which I a sure I have written about before.

I like fishing, I like the quest and adventure. I enjoy a great story set in a place I can visit in a daydream. I also like a book or story that grabs me and takes me for the ride. Hemingway delivers for me in this book.

Above is the movie trailer which I haven't seen. I wonder if the movie is as good as my imagination when I read the book?

Well today was a short visit with The Old Man...


Melanie Stanford said...

I have to admit, I'm not a Hemingway fan. *ducks head*
I tried A Farewell to Arms but I just couldn't get into his writing style. Maybe one day I'll try another of his books and see if my opinion has changed. :)

mike spain said...

Melanie that's fine. I've ran into a lot of people who don't like his writing. You had an intelligent answer, if you can't get into an authors writing style it makes since you are not going to like their books. I've read a few books(or tried to read) where I couldn't get into the authors writing style.

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