“A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”–Santiago, The Old Man and the Sea
- Here’s what happens:
- The old man embarks on an epic battle of strength and will with a large fish, leading him to reflect on his capabilities, his purpose, and his relationship to the sea.
- It’s good because:
- It’s a succinct, no-nonsense narrative of what one can achieve. Not to mention, it’s a classic, and a quick one at that.
- Read if:
- You enjoy Hemingway’s brief and sharp story-telling, or if you’re feeling defeated and could use a new perspective from which to evaluate your pitfalls and triumphs.
Up next: Zambia with Alexandra Fuller’s Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness!