Moby Dick

by Herman Melville | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 3936137374 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 3/23/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, March 23, 2020
This softcover was among the books donated to the local library for distribution to the Little Free Libraries.

I'd enjoyed Moby Dick when I first read it in school, though at the time I preferred the action sequences; later on I re-read it and found that I liked the various digressions into the history and techniques of whaling and the culture of the islands even more. It's a book that repays multiple readings very handsomely indeed. Memorable bits include the unlikely friendship of Queequeg and Ishmael, the terrifying ordeal of little Pip the cabin boy, and of course Ahab's confrontation with Moby Dick, not to mention the heartwrenching encounter with another ship, the Rachel, whose captain is also seeking something - his son, lost during a recent encounter with the white whale...

The book has inspired a number of screen adaptations, of which my favorite is the classic 1956 film. [There's a TV Tropes page on the book with some entertaining tidbits.]

Guidelines for safely visiting and stocking Little Free Libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the LFL site here.

I left this book in the Little Free Library on this cool day; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2020 Allergic to A challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2020 Movie challenge. ***

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