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Old 06-26-2013, 06:57 AM
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I've muttered this passage more than a few times joking at my luck on some days.

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“He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish….”
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:22 AM
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Default Re: Your 'big one' might be just around the corner...

still to this day......one of my favorite novels.....imagine having to endure that for a living.........
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Haha! Yeah and just think after 84 days you end up with an 18 foot skeleton!
(Probably the only book I really read in high school!)
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(Probably the only book I really read in high school!)
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Haha! Yeah and just think after 84 days you end up with an 18 foot skeleton!
(Probably the only book I really read in high school!)
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My reaction exactly.
Haha same here and I picked it because it was the shortest on the reading list. Turned out to be one of my favorites.
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This seems like an interesting read, would like to add this to my read next list, where would I go about finding this ?
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This seems like an interesting read, would like to add this to my read next list, where would I go about finding this ?
Probably your local library or book store. Its Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea'
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I admit to never reading this classic. Hemingway rubbed me the wrong way, though I did love the Nick Adams stories...well actually I like a lot of the short stories of his that I've read. Maybe I should give "Old man" a try.
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Thanks! Just out of curiousity, fiction or non ?
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Fiction. He did like to write about his manly adventures safari hunting and such, but the great novels and short stories are fiction.
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