It was an obsession that would destroy them all...
On a cold December night, a young man called Ishmael rents a room at an inn in Massachusetts. He has come from Manhattan to the north-east of America to sign up for a whaling expedition.
Later that same night, as Ishmael is sleeping, a heavily tattooed man wielding a blade enters his room. This chance meeting is just the start of what will become the greatest adventure of his life.
The next day, Ishmael joins the crew of a ship known as the Pequod. He is approached by a man dressed in rags who warns him that, if he sails under the command of Captain Ahab, he may never come back. Undaunted, Ishmael returns early the next morning and leaves for the high seas.
For the crew of the Pequod, their voyage is one of monetary gain. For Captain Ahab, however, it is a mission driven by hatred, revenge, and his growing obsession with the greatest creature of the sea.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hfc12 - LibraryThing
This is a graphic novel adaptation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick, adapted by Sophie Furse. It is a fictional book about whale hunters in a pre-technological age. The story of this is the same as the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - johnlobe - LibraryThing
Melville's classic story is handled with respect and care in this graphic adaptation, but the retelling is almost too helpful to the reader and has a stiff feel. The smallish illustrations are mostly ... Read full review