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    Just waded througha penguin edition.....if there had been a whale hand I would have thrown it at it!

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    I very much enjoyed the book "Ahab's Wife".
    Not all who wander are lost

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    The most fascinating, exciting and thought-provoking book which has ever been written.

    It works on umpteen levels, from a hardcore adventure thriller story, via history, politics, dry humour and wet, philosophy, square rig, crew management, to biology and meteorology via geography.

    Melville actually worked on a stinking New Bedford whaler, as a harpoonist! So apart from being a great author, he also had cojones the size of melons..
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    That’s as maybe!

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    I love American books written by those that actually know the subject, Jack London and Ernest Hemmingway spring to mind and those two iconic novels, The Old Man and the Sea and The Call of the Wild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corribee72 View Post
    I love American books written by those that actually know the subject, Jack London and Ernest Hemmingway spring to mind and those two iconic novels, The Old Man and the Sea and The Call of the Wild.
    Yes, 'For Whom the Bell Tolls', ' The Grapes of Wrath' still have the power to send a shiver down the spine..
    Both best read in a camp or cave by candlelight as a cub...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wansworth View Post
    Just waded througha penguin edition.....if there had been a whale hand I would have thrown it at it!
    You managed to finish it, all credit, still wonder how they managed to produce such a good film from such a plodding overly wordy book

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordanbasset View Post
    You managed to finish it, all credit, still wonder how they managed to produce such a good film from such a plodding overly wordy book
    What is an 'overly wordy book' exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prasutigus View Post
    What is an 'overly wordy book' exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleSister View Post
    Very good point, well presented

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