A Reader posted a review at 2010-03-16 12:51:44.
I've never been able to appreciate Hemingway (am now prepared to have all my library cards revoked). I was thinking "Old Man" would at least have the benefit of being a quick read. Quick, that is, if you don't develop temporary narcolepsy. There is some beauty to be had in his nanocosms (considerably smaller than microcosms), but the moments are so dense they collapse under their own weight. Read it for historic literary context, but don't expect a life-changing, Nobel-worthy experience.