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Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
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I'm writing this brief review only because I see this book has a 3.31 rating on GR. That's a shame. This is a must-read for anyone interested in learning how the American novel developed. Melville throws out all the stops with this one. There are parts that are journalistic, novelistic, and encyclopedic. And there are epic poetic parts. As in: Homeric.

I avoided this book until I was into my early thirties, and I'm sorry I waited so long to pick it up. I was intimidated, too, by its bulk. It's not a weekend read. But there is so much of life to explore here while you're reading this that the effort is very worthwhile.

Give it a chance. See what you can experience with a master storyteller.
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