Monday, November 11, 2013

Thirteen of the best stories about pride

"[V]ice ... is what makes characters interesting," writes Kathryn Williams at The Barnes & Noble Book Blog in her introduction to a reading list on pride. One book she tagged:
The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway

Papa Bear was another author you might call “comfortable” with pride. Santiago is aware that his pride drove him too far out to sea, but it’s not a dishonorable pride.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Old Man and the Sea appears among Scott Greenstone's twenty best books with fewer than 200 pages, Michael Palin's six favorite books, Robson Green's six best books, and Dave Boling's five best examples of how to structure a novel. N.M. Kelby has suggested that The Old Man and the Sea may be The Great Florida Novel.

--Marshal Zeringue