Moby Dick is about Captain Ahab’s psychotic and suicidal attempts to find the white whale who had chipped off his leg in past. That is all I could understand.
All the other characters were a bit mixed up and confusing for me. Oh, except Ishmael of course. He wanted to go whaling and had accompanied the mates on Pequod, that is what the ship was constantly referred to as.
It started well, I loved the narration about the night Ishmael shared the bed with another man in the dorm, the guy who sold heads, dinner at the Spouter-Inn. But as it moved towards the whaling expedition it became uninteresting. The whole whale taxonomy was long and endless.
Despite having this one as an audiobook, I think I dozed off into dreams in between only to release minutes have passed with someone going blah blah blah in my ears. It took me close to two months to finish listening to the audiobook. I guess if I had picked it to read it would have never finished.
I still don’t understand all the buzz around this one but to be honest, it was not my cup of tea.
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