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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
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Apr 30, 2012

really liked it
Read in April, 2012

My daughter chided me for reading this recently given that she had read it in grade school. Having missed it as part of my curriculum, I decided to give it a read now. It has become such a major cultural artefact for contemporary audiences, that the actual book itself is rather surprising and delightful. While people recognize the aspect of chasing the whale in futile battle for revenge, the subtext of the characters offers a much richer read than I expected.

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