Moby Dick, or, The Whale

Chapter 17. The Ramadan. & Chapter 18. His Mark.

For we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending. ~ Herman Melville, Moby Dick   Well I finally cracked open Moby Dick again. And I fell right back into Ishmael's world. We return from Ishmael finding a ship, the Pequot, to find that Queequeg has locked himself into their inn room and won't… Continue reading Chapter 17. The Ramadan. & Chapter 18. His Mark.

Moby Dick, or, The Whale

Chapter 13. Wheelbarrow. & Chapter 14. Nantucket

We're back into the swing of things! Sorry about the silence. I mentioned briefly last week that this is around where I normally stop reading Moby Dick. Sometimes I get to the boat with Ahab, but rarely do I ever get further than right around here. It' not that far. So, let's get into it. Chapter… Continue reading Chapter 13. Wheelbarrow. & Chapter 14. Nantucket

Moby Dick, or, The Whale

Chapter 11. Nightgown. & Chapter 12. Biographical.

Then there you lie like the one warm spark in the heart of an arctic crystal. ~ Herman Melville, Moby Dick ‘Nightgown’ contains the single passage that keeps bringing me back to Moby Dick, and probably the passage that resonates as most real with me: ‘But if, like Queequeg and me in the bed, the tip… Continue reading Chapter 11. Nightgown. & Chapter 12. Biographical.

Moby Dick, or, The Whale

Chapter 9. The Sermon. & Chapter 10. A Bosom Friend.

Instantly an oily calmness floats out from the east, and the sea is still. ~ Herman Mellville, Moby Dick Here we have two very different chapters. 'The Sermon' is the longest chapter yet, I think, and also the most boring. At least to me. ‘A Bosom Friend’ returns us to the one-and-two page chapters. And I’m happy… Continue reading Chapter 9. The Sermon. & Chapter 10. A Bosom Friend.

Moby Dick, or, The Whale

Chapter 7. The Chapel. & Chapter 8. The Pulpit.

The sky had changed from clear, sunny cold, to driving sleet and mist. ~ Herman Melville, Moby Dick As I said last week, this week I will give my thoughts on two chapters at a time, seeing as how each chapter of Moby Dick is about a page or two each. The two chapters in… Continue reading Chapter 7. The Chapel. & Chapter 8. The Pulpit.