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The Old Man and The SeaBook Report by I decided to read this book for two reasons My friends have read this book in the past and said it wasnt too bad Second it is one heck of a short book I finished this book in 2 days As the sample book report says this book is only 27000 words long The book lived up to what my friends had said about it The book was one of the best classic stories I have read it had a good story and good description Hemingway could paint the pictures in my mind I have read other shot stories of his back in eighth grade but they pale in comparison to this masterpiece of writingThe story was about and old man really who is a fisherman He goes out every day to go fishing but he has no luck for about 80 days But one day he goes out alone and hooks a humongeous whale size marlin He cant bring it in because it is too big He has to wait until it gets tired so he can harpoon it He goes 2 days fighting the fish without food or rest until he finally gets his chance But when he thinks it is all over there is still more trouble ahead The fish is too big to be placed in his small boat so he has to strap it to the side Meanwhile the blood from the harpoon shot leaks out into the sea and attracts sharks While the old man is returning home from his expedition he has to fight off the sharks from eating his prize But it doesnt take to long for the sharks to take lots of big chunks out of the fish He ends up killing all the sharks and he gets home safely and exhaustedErnest Hemingway is an author of the past Compared to a more modern author like say John
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