Book 2 of 100: Check
On September: "The month when the great fish come. Anyone can be a fisherman in May"
Oh Santiago!! Where do I begin with this book. This book of 127 pages, of easily written genius. Where do I begin.
It is fantastic! I mean... come on its written by the great Ernest Hemingway, should I have expected anything less? The old mans drive and perseverance was inspiring.
Day 85 was indeed lucky old man.
The book creates a lifetime of struggles wrapped up in 4 days. Starvation, pain, exhaustion. His willingness to continue in a fight to the end when all seems lost. Along with his harpoon, knife and in the end his fish. Returning after 4 days with nothing but a story, and the bones of a once 1500 pound marlin that wouldn't fit in his boat. A marlin that pulled him out to sea for days until he finally prevailed and caught his fish. The journey home was difficult, but once there, you experience what life is all about. A roof over your head, and having someone to love you. That was all that mattered.
I enjoyed this book. It showed me that sometimes, regardless of the outcome, the fight is worth it.