Tuesday, February 27, 2007

And this is how I feel about Moby Dick. It is about a whale.

"I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia." ~ Woody Allen


Queen of Carrots said...

Heh heh. Actually I did like War and Peace, though I skipped all the lectures and stuck to the story--nobody can get inside someone else's head like Tolstoy. But Moby Dick totally lost me.

B said...

I have pretty mixed feelings about Moby Dick. In one sense, it's brilliant (which I realized after a teacher explained what Melville is doing in the story). In another sense, it's just not worth the trouble. Not a book I want to read again.

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Ha! Me too. That was the one and only book that I "cheated" with in high school -- I had to do a paper on it and I ended up reading the Cliff Notes. Any other book, I would gladly read, but Moby Dick...ugh. Just couldn't make it.

Unknown said...

You know, I've never read it. My junior year (when it was usually assigned), was also some anniversary of the Federalist papers, so we had to read that instead and write some Constitution paper. So, I bought it a while back and a friend of mine and I were going to tackle it. Never happened. And from these comments--never will. Whew.

You could also say, "Old Man in the Sea--it was about a big fish," but at least that book is only like 120 pages long.

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