I just read pic related in only two sittings!! Technically it was an audiobook, but it still counts IMO. The narrator for this particular audiobook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB2l3DENCMQ
was excellent IMO, his voice for the old man was very good, and in general he was able to convey more emotion than the average audiobook narrator but still be very restrained, I feel like his tone fit the story very well.
I really liked that the prose was fairly simple but very detailed and at times beautiful (especially the parts describing the fish/sharks jumping out of the water). The prose was mostly not very elegant but it didn't seem bland either.
I've been fishing with my dad and my brother several times so I feel like I "get" the story more than some people might, and the mentality behind the old man's perspective on fishing, and the virtue of patience during fishing, and things like that. It was a very exciting and suspenseful story to me.
Next I'm gonna read Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata, and then I've decided that next month I'm gonna read Blood Meridian!
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