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great book if you love reading 1000 pages worth of discriptions of skinning whales.

 

The book could have been more concise:

 

"Call me ishmael. Thats capn' ahab he hates a whale cause it was hungry and ate one of his legs. We are going to kill it.

He offered money for whoever saw the whale. What is the meaning of life? W00T!!! THAR SHE BLOWS! Kill the whale!

Oh shit son! Capn' Ahab got pwn3d! What a n00b. Oh no all our ship belongs to whale! Life sure is calmer when you dont hold grudges."

 

And yet melville had to strech it out too 1000+ pages. Seriously, the book was painful to read.

 

 

edit: starbuck was interesting though. i could relate.

 

Yes, yes. Everything should be over simplified so that we never have to think, feel, or even have anything more than aboring base vocabulary.

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I'm also thinking of naming my little 9ft fibreglass boat the 'Peaquod' (niggas know) ...Its that or 'Bellafonte' after the Life Aquatic

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Yes, yes. Everything should be over simplified so that we never have to think, feel, or even have anything more than a boring base vocabulary.

 

Dude, thats not what I'm saying. I've read plenty a book that wasn't long winded and boring but still plenty intellegent and thought provoking.

I mean seriously, the explanations on how to whale?!? After reading that I could have bought a boat and started my own company. And picking

apart the psyche of every character was unnecessary and boring to me. Furthermore because he went on these tangents the story itself became

a subplot, andthat left me as bored as Ishmael must have felt traveling on the boat.

 

What I'm trying to say is the book was to crouded with unnecessary crap (probably b/c melville was paid by the word) for me to enjoy the story itself.

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Well he wasn't paid by the word, but a good hint as to why it's so long winded on the how to whale thing is because it was one of the biggest industries in America at that time. Like huge. Also there was such a mystery behind it because of it's serious dangers and perils.

It was a look into one of the most dangerous occupations at that time. Kind of like that Deadliest Catch TV show, accapt they didnt have TV back then and peoples attention spans were alot greater than today.

Try to put it in context and historic perspective. Its not just about whaling, its a commentary on what was going on in that time period.

I grew up in New Bedford Massachusetts. The setting for that book. I grew up going to the whaling museum there, the church he wrote the book at, listening to all my relatives pass down old whaling, and fishing stories because I guess theres alot of history in the ports and peers in my family.

For a little while, the world had its eyes on whaling.

So many places that are no where near water, and there for the fascination for this particular occupation.

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I guess that makes sense. I can see how you would enjoy the book more if you had a connection to the industry.

 

(Its so long because of the oversized picture up top. I actually edited my posts so they would be easier to read.)

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Kind of like that Deadliest Catch TV show, accapt they didnt have TV back then and peoples attention spans were alot greater than today.

 

*except

 

good point though...

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I'm also thinking of naming my little 9ft fibreglass boat the 'Peaquod' (niggas know) ..

 

tattoos are so hot right now

 

::wink::

 

no homo

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Gregory Peck gives a riveting portrayal of Captain Ahab, a man obsessed with hunting down the white whale, Moby Dick, who disfigured him years earlier. I haven't read the Herman Melville novel on which this film is based so I can't comment on it as as adaptation. Standing alone as a film however, it was very entertaining. Peck draws the viewer in and makes him believe in (and fear) his obsession. The audience instantly becomes familiar with the hard life and the hopes of Ahab and his men as they engage in the ageless confrontation between man and nature. The special effects are suprisingly good for the era in which they were created. Very good film, 8/10.

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Maybe I'm just stupid but Moby Dick is hard to follow because the way it was written. No wait, I'm just stupid.

The book about the Essex on the other hand, was pretty awesome. Bunch of whale hunters cannibalizing each other in life boats.

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