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The Old Man and the Sea

Postby Coolfish » Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:35 pm

Hi, everyone, I'm reading Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. Is anyone interesting in it? I'm very glad to discuss with you.

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Postby GiddyGad » Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:44 pm

I read it about 25 years ago... I don't think I can remember details, though I liked the book. I'd enjoy reading your impressions. Don't rely on me but if I feel like participating I'm in.

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Postby Guest » Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:30 am

I've read it in Vietnamese and I don't like it :? . Maybe I might like it when I try the English version. But likely, I'm not interested in his books.

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Postby bacteria » Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:20 am

simplyblessedwithlove wrote:I've read it in Vietnamese and I don't like it :? . Maybe I might like it when I try the English version. But likely, I'm not interested in his books.


hix,... Perhaps you read a quote in Basic book? (sach giao' khoa la` gi` nhi? :roll: - VNese)

hehe... This story is good! It is funny, lovely and dare to think :roll: hihihi

I like the style of Hemingway... no hot, no cold... but this is a private style!
We are all born for love...

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Re: hihih

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:51 pm

bacteria wrote:
simplyblessedwithlove wrote:I've read it in Vietnamese and I don't like it :? . Maybe I might like it when I try the English version. But likely, I'm not interested in his books.


hix,... Perhaps you read a quote in Basic book? (sach giao' khoa la` gi` nhi? :roll: - VNese)

Textbooks.

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Postby bacteria » Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:07 am

oops! Thanks! :mrgreen:
by accident I fogot a commonly used word! hix hix
ah, Hemingway is author of theory "the pass ice block"
you know, that influence to poet style current at that time...

ah, to coolfish: you don't fear that FISHMAN?
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :?:
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Postby Coolfish » Wed Apr 20, 2005 2:02 am

Hi, bacteria,

I like the fishman, although he is poor and old. He loves the sea, and never give up anything. I like Hemingway's writing style, clean lauguage, which makes me read the book easily and joyful. Also he takes me a real look of fishmen's life.

BTW, bacteria, what is meaning of "hix"?

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hix

Postby bacteria » Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:19 am

hix huh? It's mean a sound of crying, a short crying... ah... hix
as you was cold... your nose have a sound "hix"
hihihi... this is the sentence I usually say! A habit! :D

my idea: you re a fish... you don't fear fishman?
(j/k)
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Postby Coolfish » Wed Apr 20, 2005 6:41 am

Well, Maybe I will fear that old fishman...but I'm a cool fish which is swimming in the internet.

Hello, bacteria, sorry for my few knowledge, I don't know DREAM ISLAND where is. A country or a city?

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Postby bacteria » Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:10 pm

hihih
I said
I'm just kidding!

I like a coolfish. uhm... perhaps you're very interested! :)
Sure!

;)

Dream Island ... yah... It's only exist in my mind! I always hope it will become the truth! hihi! Have you ever think about the island where you 're happy!?
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Postby Coolfish » Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:40 pm

Yeh, Dream Island, fantastic,

I love the sea, blue wide sea. She is peaceful, and wild.

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Postby bacteria » Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:21 am

Sometimes you have dreams!
I usually dream about the Island... where I can meet one person I wish... I know... All can't become truth... Forever!... This island is always in my dream... when I die, I'll meet him...
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Postby Coolfish » Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:54 am

It sounds something sad is in your heart deeply.

Be happy, my sister (?). Life is a game without retried, and we shall enjoy it in spite of her hardness. Just like the old man, isn't it?

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Postby bacteria » Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:53 am

yeah!
When I read that, I felt I had to be stronger!
When the Old man fought with the shark hopelessly... He was try and try...

when I can't meet a person in my dream... I still belive and live well!
:)
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Postby juhainah » Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:36 pm

I read the Arabic version. It was kinda impressive as It arouses the feeling of pity in readers. At the same time, u feel the situation of this old man who is trying to do his best to get out of this trouble. i myself felt like if I was the one who was resisting all that.


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