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May 17, 2011

The Old Man and the Sea

I left my copy of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance in Colorado, so now I'm re-reading The Old Man and the Sea.

I have a special connection with this book because I met the "Old Man", Gregorio Fuentes in December of 2001, when he was 102 years old. He passed away the next month, in January of 2002.

When I first read the book, I was just a kid and remembered it as being about 500 pages. Charlie recently pointed out to me that it was only a short story, about 100 pages long. So tonight, I picked up a copy and started digging through it again.

I like the story, but it's not like Grapes of Wrath, IMHO. I think the next book I will tackle will be Steinbeck's East of Eden.

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Posted by Rob Kiser on May 17, 2011 at 11:40 PM

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