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A slim classic written simply but effectively
on 14 May 2014
The subject matter & story is simple, stark even and it is written simply but effectively - which is what brought it plaudits and its author the highest awards. It is a realistic portrayal of a period in the life of an poor, old Mexican(?) fisherman (and a young friend) and his battle to hook and land a huge fish. I read it to my son as a bed time story when he got a little older - I think I probably enjoyed it more than him! As an angler myself, I found the descriptions believable and compelling. But perhaps the thing to get out of this book is its simple yet effective use of language - worth studying.