Saturday, 18 April 2009

Dewey's 24 hour read-a-thon: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway


Pages read total: 475
Books read: Finished Bel Canto by Ann Pratchett, read What I Was by Meg Rosoff and The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Total reading time: approx 7 hours

This is a book that I've been meaning to read for ages as it's one of those 'must-read' classics but kept putting off because I didn't think I'd enjoy it - and boy I was wrong.
The Old Man in the Sea is about an old mans (surprise!) stuggle and determination to prove himself. Once he hooks a giant fish he battles for days to bring the fish in, he battles not only against the fish but pain, hunger and tiredness. This book really reminded me of Japanese sea stories in its style. I may have to read more Hemingway in the future.

Challenges:
1001 btrbyd
A-Z (Author)
1% well read challenge
999 (1001)
Guardian 1000 Novels

6 comments:

Jodie said...

You are reading some seriously impressive books today. Can't wiat to see what's next. *Big Emotional Cheer from your Cheering Squad*

Kim L said...

Very impressive! I don't think I could handle Hemmingway for a read-a-thon book. Too dense for me.

Best of luck, it sounds like you are going strong!

N.Vasillis said...

I have this on my TBR pile. I'm glad you enjoyed the story.

Elizabeth said...

I'm glad you enjoyed that one! Looks like you are having a great read-a-thon so far. Keep it up!

Kailana said...

ugh, okay, so I HATED The Old Man and the Sea. lol I couldn't imagine reading it for fun! I applaud you! Happy reading!

katrina said...

I thought it would be a difficult read, but was dead easy