The old Man and the Sea

Jackson Howell , Staff Writer

The old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway is not a particularly happy novel, but nonetheless it is extraordinary and moving. This book isn’t as long as other classic novels of its kind, so more people might be able to enjoy it. Readers will enjoy it because of its short and curt writing style. It wasn’t full of flowery language, “It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. So when luck comes you are ready.” This quote from the novel wants to convey that luck is helpful, but it’s better to know what you’re doing so you don’t need luck to do it right. I strongly recommend this novel as a must read. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to read this novel, but you’ll definitely learn a few life lessons doing so.