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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
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Jul 13, 2012

it was amazing
Read in January, 1962

How does one review one of the classics of American Literature, world literature and nautical literature? It's not a book, it's a compendium of sea lore, including the arcane (and happily almost extinct) arts of whaling. It chronicles a descent into mania. It has the all time best first line:

"Call me Ishmael."

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