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Call Me Ishmael!

Updated: Sep 22, 2020

Rating: ⭐⭐

This time we're going to focus on "Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville. This book didn't hit the spot for me, but I think it might be a good read for people who like books that go into great detail and don't have twists on every page.

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Searching for the White Whale

The main character, Ishmael, wants to become a sailor so he sets off to find some shipmates. He ends up joining Captain Ahab and his crew. After he joins, Ahab reveals to the new recruits that his life long ambition has been to track down the White Whale and he intends to take them on his journey. They soon set off, hoping the White Whale, Moby Dick, lies ahead...

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Checking Out Moby-Dick from the Library

I'd give "Moby-Dick" 2 out of 5 stars because toward the end it got better, but I thought there was too much detail throughout the whole book making it extremely long. Despite the length, you can easily spot why this book is a classic. Ahab shows the life condition everyone faces: overwhelming obsession. The book shows the reader how destructive obsession can be and warns against it. Overall I'm glad I took the time to read it, but I'll probably not read it again.

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