I finally finished reading Moby Dick late last week. Moby Dick is a short story interrupted by a book length digression on whales and nineteenth century whaling. Other than that I don’t have much to say about it. My second reading was more enjoyable than the first because I knew what to expect – very little story, but the digression was interesting enough by itself. Still not one of my favorite books but worth taking the time to read again.
A Couple of days after I finished reading Moby Dick I was watching a show on the Discovery Channel in which they mentioned the Essex, which is said to have been the inspiration for Moby Dick. I hadn’t heard about that before. Isn’t it interesting how sometimes things just happen to come up at the right time?