Saturday, February 03, 2007

I'm no Nobel man

First anchor ever invented.

I was expecting the old man to die, really.
Considering Hemingway received a Nobel for this, and in his later years shot himself, I was expecting the book to be a tragedy.
But yea, The Old Man and the Sea was just about how you should not be fishing when you have a weak arm.
I could understand how people raved about it, then completely criticised it a few years down the road.
At first glance, it was simple, it was straight to the point, it was probably the most legible Nobel literature ever.
And then after all that, you realise that, the whole point was just an old man fighting for a fish, at the sea.
A very weird feeling, indeed.