Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

“Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

This was a very long book. The book perplexed me. I liked the chapters about whaling and Sperm whales but disliked the ‘main’ narrative about Captain Ahab pursuing the whale, Moby-Dick. Now this book isn’t as over hyped as Don Quixote (or as boring!) but it is very strange. 80% of the book is about whaling, and a very minuscule amount is about catching the whale. Actually the whole episode with the whale in the last few chapters is over rather quickly and is quite unsatisfying.

This is a classic you can definitely skip, unless you dearly love reading about whaling. Lucky for me, I like the minutiae of that sort so I mildly enjoyed this book.

Rating: ★★★ Book #94 in my My 2019 Reading Challenge

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