Monday, July 19, 2010

Moby Dick Challenge, Week #5

I am finally nearing the end of Moby Dick now. Only a hundred plus pages to go now, so I should be done by the end of the week. I have to say that I will be happy as a clam to be done with it once and for all. I think I’ve had about as much whale and ship talk as I can take. Of course it’s to be expected when you pick up Moby Dick but I just can’t take anymore. I realize that some really love this book and some really hate it. I am falling into the latter column. It has it’s moments where I think the story is picking back up but then the next five chapters are full of whale bone measurements or even more whale biology. I am DONE with whale biology.

This week’s section of reading has the crew of the Pequod doing what it always does, chasing whales and pulling along other ships to ask if they’ve seen the white whale. Some of these conversations are more interesting than others but they are few and far between. I’m hoping that the end of the book will be more entertaining. I figure we have to come across Moby Dick sometime, right?  Fingers crossed.
Check out my fellow Moby Dick challengers Book Snob and Book Snob Wannabe and see if they are enjoying the book more than I am.

1 comment:

Powdered Toast Man said...

I thought Moby Dick was a biography of Richard

At least you can use it as a paper weight or weapon when you are done.

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