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Still great after all these years..
Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2016
This was one of about 3 required readings l read back in high school without resorting to the cheater book, 'The Monarch Guide'.. It is short enough to read in two nights even being the slow reader l am... As a high school kid you can appreciate the 'learning from the old guy' thing going on with 'the boy' in the story... l have always thought on the many impressions l got when l read it the first time, and l decided that l should really read it again from the perspective of my older age. Now, at 65 yr old and having gotten through throat cancer, a couple back operations and through a few failures of my own, l admittedly may be a bit of a 'tired old man' myself.. l really related to the old man and his lonely effort to still 'get that big one'... I believe l enjoyed it better as an 'old man' than l did as 'a boy'... Now being older and wiser and not thinking of it back in the school discussions, l have got ask, ...when he was down to half of the fish, why didn't he pull that last half into the boat?? I also did not remember from school that Hemingway received the Pulitzer Prize for this book... So all you now Old Men of the Sea, need to give it another read...