The Old Man And The Boy
by Robert Ruark
Hardcover: 303 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Date Published: 1953
Point: A philosopher is born next to a pond.
Path: A grandfather passes on the wisdom of life to his grandson through fishing, hunting, and time outdoors. The boy learns life’s major lessons from a caring old man who desires his progeny to be ready and useful in the world.
Sources: A thorough understanding of the great outdoors, and all that goes into a genuine sportsman.
Agreement: I found this to be both a humorous and thoughtful book. The wisdom of the old man made me remember key old men in my life and what they taught me through walks in this world.
Disagreement: The old man can be cantankerous at times, and uses the language suited for his demeanor. I also would disagree with his view of religion.
Personal App: Am I listening to the Old Men in my life?
Favorite Quote: “You can’t pour a gallon of knowledge into a one-quart brain.”
Stars: 4 out of 5
It would be worth another read and I would recommend it.