The Old Man and the Wasteland
Publish date: 2011
Pages no: 125
Edition language: English
This was like a book about a book. The description is accurate in that it is a mix of The Old Man and the Sea and The Road, only it not nearly as good as either of those.
This was a 99 cent buy off of Amazon, and it had a lot of positive reviews. It had an interesting portrayal of a post-apocalyptic world and made references to Hemmingway's Old Man and the Sea (which I haven't actually read). However, I like my books to have more dialogue and the pacing really crawle...
This is a quick read, and worth your time, even if it is a tad derivative. I thought the author captured the desperation and resignation of aging in a post-apocalyptic world quite well, and the story rocks along at a nice pace.This is nit-picky, but I really would have appreciated a few synonyms for...
Marred only slightly by some line level editing issues, this self published short novel was a very enjoyable read. Hemingway's classic is both a frame around and a character in this book, set with parts of the post apocalyptic bleakness of The Road and hints of the humor of Fallout. Recommended.
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