Celebrating the Unpopular Arts

Moby Dick

A while ago, I started reading Moby Dick, because it’s a classic. I’m not a quick reader.

It’s a famous book about one man’s monomaniacal quest to kill a particular whale for revenge.

Moby Dick was talked about a lot before they met him, but after a while, I decided to bookmark the place where the Pequod* first meets the whale. Here it is:

My bookmark is the 8 of Diamonds.

* For those who don’t know, that’s the ship that’s hunting the whale.


    1. Le Messor

      I get the importance of building up tension. Dracula, iirc, worked well – though it’s been a while since I read it. (Coincidentally, I have Phillip Glass’s score to the Bela Lugosi version playing right now.)

      Most of the book before those last twenty pages (or so), though, were filler. Things like a couple of (two-page) chapters on whale art through the ages.

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