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Moby Dick is a classic American novel with no plot

User Review  - Allicat07 - Borders

Actually, Moby Dick does have a plot somewhere behind all of Herman Melville's fancy writing, obscure and numerous references, and uninteresting lectures. If you have read up about Moby Dick, you ... Read full review

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User Review  - pbandy - LibraryThing

Perhaps the most amazing novel in American literature. The thousands of pages of literary scholarship are enough to prove the book's seemingly endless amount of unturned rocks. For a casual reader a ... Read full review

A man, a whale, an obsession

User Review  - Aaron D, Data Analyst - Borders

Growing up as a full-fledged member of the MTV generation, I always believed the hype that portrayed Moby-Dick as the impenetrable fortress of American novels. Aside from its famous opening line ... Read full review


User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

"Call me cheap." This Dover "Giant Thrift" version is currently the most affordable edition of Melville's epic of revenge. Truly no frills but fine for libraries not requiring heavy scholarly editions. Read full review


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Moby-Dick is one of our greatest and most enduring works. The physically and psychologically scarred Ahab's at-any-cost pursuit of the white whale is a riveting tale with considerable philosophical ... Read full review

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This is my all time favorite book. Even though it's 500 some odd pages I have read it 3 times. It's hilarious and beautiful. It's filled with alliterations and rich imagery. When I get to the last page I want to turn back to page one and start all over.

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Though descriptions of the types of whales, whaling, whaling implements, etc. can take up most of this novel (and bore one to tears), there are sections of the book that are absolutely sublime. Ultimately it can be read as a book about perceptual bias and how people are notoriously narrow-minded and way too biased/focused/obssessed for their own good. The whale's eyes, on the other hand, see two different worlds simultaneously... 

Good book

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Good book this is a great piece of literature.... Read full review

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User Review  - checkadawson - LibraryThing

One of the classics of American literature. Filled with an adventurous spirit. Read full review

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