― Jorge Luis Borges
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Hemingway's last work published during his lifetime remains one of his most popular and best known. A man's symbolic quest to land the catch of a lifetime engages classic themes of the human struggle against nature as well as explores the intersection of expectation and desire.
The story is told in minimalist style, perfectly crafted without sentimentality or bathos. Even if "fishing" isn't your 'thing', you will share in the heroism of the old man's struggle as you read.(see full book description)