Monday, December 17, 2012

Thoughts on Reading Moby Dick

This morning Cree and I finished reading Moby Dick.  That is one book I had never read in high school or college or attempted with my other children -- it seemed such a heavy and dark tome, and whaling seemed a bit -- dull.

But what an amazing book -- and, like so many 19th century books, made for reading out loud and savouring and sharing as you go along.  It took us almost 2 months to read, at a steady but leisurely pace -- so I feel like we, like the Pequod, have been on an epic journey.

1 comment:

Storybook Woods said...

I confess I have never read it but you make me want to give it a try!! Clarice