Saturday, March 10, 2012

don't call me, ishmael. all you ever talk about is whales.

(I didn't make up that title; I just thought it was really funny. It comes from this guy's Goodreads review.)

For the past month, I've been laboring through Moby Dick with the rest of my Senior Seminar class. It was difficult, to say the least, and I learned a lot more about whales than I ever knew or even wanted to know. For example, did you know sailors once used whales' foreskins as rain jackets? I am honestly not making that up.

When I get around to it, I might post a longer review on here, but for now I'm just posting a quote. It's the last line of the novel (not including the epilogue) and one of the few sentences I liked a lot (partially because it wasn't squeezed between needless cetology information and partially because it meant I was done, I'm sure!). But still, it's a nice line and great way to end a sea-faring novel.

1 comment:

  1. you dont even do a book review about Don't Call Me Ishmael!!!


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