The Great White Whale

Moby Dick Reading Journal Chapters 99-104

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Since I have undertaken to manhandle this Leviathan, it behooves me to approve myself omnisciently exhaustive in the enterprise; not overlooking the minutest seminal germs of his blood, and spinning him out to the uttermost coil of his bowels. Ooooo-kay! In reading that line, I finally understand the long, rambling, un-plotted purpose for ALL THOSE LONG, loooong chapters about the anatomy of the whale! Had the subject of Moby Dick been a mutinous, blood-thirsty minnow,… Read More »Moby Dick Reading Journal Chapters 99-104

Moby Dick Reading Journal Chapters 82-87

I like to think that I’ve kept an open mind. Through the anatomical inaccuracies of the biology of a whale, the almost maniacal fixation on whaling as relating to every other aspect of life, and even the extreme, chronic, and unremitting diligence to the overuse of descriptive adjectives… yes, through all this, I have stood by Ishmael. I have forgiven, overlooked, and tolerated, even allowed him credibility and believed his ‘well-researched’ claims, but no more!… Read More »Moby Dick Reading Journal Chapters 82-87

Moby Dick Journal – Chapters 35-47

“What do ye do when ye see a whale, men?” “Sing out for him!” Sorry I missed last week’s update! I was out of town, camping with my family and making new friends. It was a magical weekend, so no regrets on my part. 🙂 But I never stopped reading, so now you’re getting two posts in one! “Corkscrew!” cried Ahab, “aye, Queequeg, the harpoons lie all twisted and wrenched in him; aye, Daggoo, his… Read More »Moby Dick Journal – Chapters 35-47

My Journey through Moby Dick

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I have been reading Moby Dick for a good two weeks now – a fortnight, as they say – and I think I shall keep a record of my observations as I make my way through. I would like to have it later to look back on, and I’d like to invite you to join me as, each week, I update this journal on what I’ve read, what I think of it, and what I… Read More »My Journey through Moby Dick