Moby Dick by Herman Melville

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The early chapters were great – especially the introduction of Queequeg and the description of the whaling port and the ships financiers, as well as the intrigue surrounding Ahab. As soon as they put to sea the book became incredibly boring and has put me to sleep on many occasions reading in the evening! I struggled through the tedious middle in the hope of an exciting finale. Nothing much happened – Although there is a bit of action at the very end where they meet Moby Dick. I found the writing very opaque and difficult to get into.

Illustration source an amazing set of Moby Dick illustrations by Rockwell Kent,

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