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Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equaly terrifying.

—Arthur C. Clark
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The Old Man and the Sea

(1952)
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Scribner
Pages: 128
Personal Rating: 8/10
Amazon: 4.5/5
Goodreads: 3.5/5
Bindings:Paper Back
Classifications:Tragedy
History
Drama
Synopsis:
The story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using the simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss and transforms them into a magnificent twentieth-century classic.
Reaction:
It can be a bit drawn out and frustrating at times, but it's a very good story. Hemingway does a great job expanding a single event and exploring a single life.