It's been ages. Ages and ages. Just went through another move and found my copy of Moby Dick staring at me, still with my bookmark in it.
I read another chapter. Chapter 70. Still boring as hell. Talking about decapitating the whale and hanging the head over the side. I guess this does two things a)relates the size of the beast and b)gives yet more background on the whaling industry.
Ahab does have them get on with things.
I will read more. I promise. It is summer again and I have some time. Some. Not only am I teaching summer school next week, which I have not even begun the curriculum for it, I will also be in Chicago for a week's training for the AP Literature class. I will bring the book with me that week to pass the time.
Also, I think I need to expand things here. Not only have I found several more comic book versions of Moby Dick, I have ben finding more and more references to the White Whale. Again, I believe this is interesting that people are referencing, alluding, to a story that many do not read anymore.
This brings a thought--can you still check to see how many physical copies are being purchased of this book?