Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Moby Dick

By Herman Melville

"An epic tale of the conflict between man and his fate. Captain Ahab's obsessive quest to destroy the great white whale that tore off his leg leads the "Pequod" and its crew to disaster."

(Above text taken from here)

It's taken me several years to get around to reading this one. I kept saying I'd read it, but I never did get around to it. But - last week - I finally got around to it. It's only taken me so many years to get around to reading it that I don't remember how many it's been... LOL! Anyway... I enjoyed it, but it's not for those who tend to prefer more modern forms of the English language.

Tori

6 comments:

Intense Guy said...

Avast! Ye be done taking a caulk and eatin' cackle fruit has ye?

Ahoy there me lass and blow me down! Mind ye head round the futtock shrouds, or ye be aheadin' fer davy's locker.

Ye be gittin' up to yer windlass a bit of a turn ev'n when a bit of a sea makin' of her yaw an be gittin' to read da great book have ye?

:) Aye matey! I loved this book.

AliceKay said...

I think I started reading this book a long, long time ago, but I don't remember ever finishing it. Hmmm...

Dorkys Ramos said...

You know I've never read this book at all. All I know is "Call me Ishmael."

And I don't know if I want to curl up on the couch with a good book...and a Webster's dictionary.

Tori_z said...

Iggy:
Well, I thought it was about time I got around to reading it. And I'm glad I finally have read it. :)


I'm not surprised to hear that you loved it. :)

AK:
Being a bit of a bookworm, I always finish a book I start. Even if I don't enjoy it so never plan to read it again. Otherwise it bothers me, because it's not finished.


You should get your hands on a copy and read it... And this time make sure you definately have finished it. ;)
Dorkys:
Yeah, that was about all I knew... Just the bit Mara Wilson reads right at the very end of the movie Matilda. And I only know that much because I watched the movie so many times (Mam's Goddaughter LOVED the movie, and watched it at least a couple of times a week for about 2 years). And every time I saw that bit I'd think to myself, "I must get that book and read it." But I never did. Shireen is almost 11 now, so that makes it at least 7 years it's taken me to get around to reading the book, because I know she was about 4 when she was totally obsessed with the movie. I can't remember how long before that it was that I started thinking about reading Moby Dick. I do know it was before her Matilda obsession though...

Celticspirit said...

I've never read this book. It just doesn't seem like something I'd be interested in. Glad you enjoyed it.

Tori_z said...

Barb:
Fair enough!