Saturday, April 18, 2009

Moby Dick - Herman Melville

I have finally finished it! I never thought I would, as reading Moby Dick was like reading a particularly heavy brick, but I did it. And as much as I thought I would hate it, now that I've finished I can say that it wasn't that bad. There were parts that I hated (that were generally about how to chase, kill, string up, decapitate, dismember and destroy a whale), but there were some parts that were really quite lovely.

If you have this book on your list, I wish you luck - it's the closest I'm ever going to get to running a marathon!

(I blogged about it, if you're interested)


moonrat said...

wow! briony! congratulations! you've basically started at the hardest. it can only be downhill from here :)

Andromeda Romano-Lax said...

Congrats Briony! For someone who doesn't enjoy tales of whale dismemberment, this is quite a feat! (I don't mind the whale parts but I still haven't touched my copy...) You have inspired us.