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Gus Openshaw's Whale-Killing Journal

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Moby-Dick for the blog generation.

Cat food cannery worker Gus Openshaw has one goal in life: to kill a whale. Not just any whale, but a big, blubbery whale that ate his wife, child, and arm during a vicious and unprovoked attack.

With a rickety boat and a heavily restrictive whale-hunting license, Gus sets out to exact his revenge. Along the way, Gus keeps an online journ
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Hardcover, 275 pages
Published April 3rd 2006 by MacAdam Cage (first published March 24th 2006)
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Meen
Dec 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everybody except overly sensitive PETA people.
Recommended to Meen by: It was on the $1 clearance shelf at Page & Palette.
I was going to start The Brothers Karamazov, but the copy I have has what must be 3 point font or something, and my eyes just can't handle that. I'll have to save that potential white whale (Is that even a proper allusion? I've never actually read Moby Dick.) for my next glasses prescription and just go with this one instead.

Final Update: This is the funniest story I've ever read. GR needs to make a rating for "I loved it so much I would marry it!" Seriously, most every page had at least a sente
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Edward
Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Book in the form of Blog enties following Gus and his odd ball crew as they sail the seas trying to kill the whale that killed Gus' familly. Run ins with gun runners, drug lords, Greenpeace, and various Navies. Excelent summer read.
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Recommends it for: MOM
Recommended to Bean by: james
This book is hilarious!!
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Recommends it for: kids with sick humor
bahahaha.
its super fun.

mody dick played out today.
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Keith Thomson has been a semi-pro baseball player in France an editorial cartoonist for Newsday and a screenwriter. Now a resident of Alabama, he writes about intelligence and other matters for The Huffington Post. His novels include Once a Spy, a New York Times Best Seller, Twice a Spy and Pirates of Pensacola.
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