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Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics) - Community Reviews back

by Herman Melville
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Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it 3 years ago
Interesting read, but not my favorite story. Terribly long.
A Voracious Reader
A Voracious Reader rated it 4 years ago
*Book source ~ Library From Goodreads: A rich, complex, highly symbolic narrative that explores the deepest reaches of our moral and metaphysical dilemma through the extraordinary tale of Captain Ahab's insane quest for the great white whale. One of America's greatest novels. Ok, anyone not livi...
Fallen Over Book Reviews
Fallen Over Book Reviews rated it 4 years ago
First off I haven't read Moby Dick at all and I am almost in my thirties. Always wanted to but it seemed to be too long of a book, one day I got to thinking I would like to introduce K into the classics and hope that he will enjoy them. I went to our local library and checked out this version of Mob...
Confuzzled Books
Confuzzled Books rated it 4 years ago
A shiphand named Ishmael meets other seafaring men including the strange and hypnotic Captain Ahab. Captain is obsessed with catching the the great white whale named Moby Dick. I started the book knowing there would be a lot about whales...probably too much. I thought I would give it a shot anyw...
michaelgeralddealino
michaelgeralddealino rated it 5 years ago
I first read Moby Dick as a child with an Illustrated Classics Edition, that series of small, pocketsize versions with pencil sketches on every other page. What made me read the book again in its unabridged form arose from watching this tv series on Animal Planet, "Whale Wars", which chronicles the ...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 5 years ago
I know sometimes it's hard for people of this time to get into books written so long ago, but I read a lot of classics. I had sooooo much trouble with this one. It seemed just like a bunch of madness wrapped in references to stories from the bible, greek myths etc. Obviously Herman Melville was a...
All about me
All about me rated it 6 years ago
Was ok. It's difficult to appreciate given the different sensibilities of our time. I was always barracking for the whale.
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it 6 years ago
"The American Bible" Nathaniel Philbrick says, and I agree.
So Many Books, So Little Time...
So Many Books, So Little Time... rated it 6 years ago
I was supposed to read "Moby Dick" for the first time in high school (weren't we all). Being a poor student back then, I did everything I could to avoid it and succeeded, though I wound up with pretty bad grades that term. The memory of those grades stayed with me down through the years, and this ...
JK
JK rated it 6 years ago
Aye, Ishmael, aye.
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