Synopsis: This is the tragic story of a Cuban fisherman in the Gulf Stream and the giant Marlin he kills and loses.
Review: Hemingway is considered a genius in the literary world, as a tragic, self-destructive literary giant. I picked up several of his books, thinking I would try him and certain I would not enjoy his work. I was correct. As I venture into the Noble and Pulitzer books, I'm finding a disturbing trend: while I can identify these works as "great" I don't enjoy them and feel they are a bit pompous, high-brow, lauded without being understood and generally made a big deal over with actually being good (Think Eudora Wetly). I'm not saying that Hemingway is all hype - I'm just saying that his work doesn't suite me at all.
Bookmarks: 6 0f 10
Awards: None (Mentioned by name in the awarding of Hemingway's Noble Prize for Literature)
Date Finished: 8-21-11