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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
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Sep 24, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: literature, sailing
Read in September, 2011

Life-changing, although unfortunately more in the way of a tour of duty than in the way of a beautiful sunset. Referring to this as the Great American Novel, Van Doren is probably more accurate in the older sense of the word "great", meaning something extremely large. I cannot recommend that anyone attempt to read this monster; it is an amazing book filled with allegory and satire, yet ultimately it is a slog.
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