The Old Man and the Sea was written by author, Ernest Hemingway and it was published in 1952. The book is about an old fisherman named, Santiago who is not a wealthy man, he lives almost in what you could say in squander. A boy from the city, Havana, is his best friend and who takes care of him. He makes sure that the Santiago has food and shelter. Well during the book, his parents say that Santiago is unlucky and they don't want him to fish with him. So they go separate ways to fish. Santiago catches a Marlin and that's where the book goes, it's his fight to catch and the big fish and it gets worse especially when the sharks come along!
This isn't just a book about a man fishing, some parts of the book show the difference between fisherman, Santiago uses the old method and he talks about motorboats and radios that the other fisherman used. It's about a man, the last of his breed of his kind wanting to get rid of his, what some characters say his bad luck. It's a short book but a book with a lot of meaning. We see and feel what he goes through, he is trying to survive in a world that is changing around him. But not just that, he wants to get his pride back also. The boy in the book, he doesn't give up on his old friend. The words that touch the most in the book is this part:
No. I am not lucky. I am not lucky anymore.
The hell with luck, the boy said. I'll bring the luck with me.
This is a modern classic about a man who is trying to survive in the world and make his mark. You can almost compare it to other classics like Moby Dick. It's book that a lot meaning to it and it's enjoyable book to read. Very charming and almost touching, that's why it gets 4 out of 5 stars.