The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the story of an old man who loves his job. So much so that, success, reward, pain, blood, sweat and the toil that comes with it are immaterial. He is composed and at peace with the perils of the ocean, dangerous sharks darting towards him and the 85 bad days he had earlier.
He loves to talk to himself. He compares himself to the great baseball player DiMaggio and has deep respect for the giant marlin he is going after.
This book for people who believes in the philosophy “Go big or go home”. The novel tells you that the only reason to do something is because you want to. Nothing else.
“Let him think that I am more man than I am and I will be so.” – Old man from the “Old man and the sea.”