Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.Moby Dick, by Herman Melville Well, I am now more chapters into Moby Dick … Continue reading Moby Dick Journal – Chapters 1-21
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 … Continue reading My Journey through Moby Dick
Giving Up on Moby Dick Two years ago, I gave up on reading Moby Dick. It was an extremely well-written work, with beautiful descriptions, vivid characters, and striking scenes; it was a book of mythic magnitude, of fabled fame, of prosperous popularity, and yet – I could not get through the seventh chapter. The sixth … Continue reading Treading Water with Moby Dick, and the App that Finally Helped Me Read It!
We Struggle against the Classics as Ahab against the White Whale “As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote.” Herman Melville, Moby Dick Like Ahab in his battle against the White Whale, Classics are a mystery we would like to conquer, but that often seem beyond our reach. They are … Continue reading 3 Steps that Make Reading Easier