Sunday, May 29, 2011


Pages: 48
Date: 29/05/2011
Grade: 4
Details: Graphic retelling of the story.
            Illustrated by: Penko Gelev
            Retold by: Sophie Furse

What can I possibly say about Moby Dick that hasn't been said before? Especially since I didn't read the full novel but only a graphic retelling of the tale.
A while ago I was send "The Passages of Herman Melville" by Jay Parini for review purposes, and it seemed like a good idea to have some idea about Melville's most famous book beyond that it is a story about a whale, before I start reading The Passages.
And so I found myself reading this story about obsession, madness and whaling. And, it is a fascinating story. One I think I should read the full and original version of before I actually try to say anything sensible about it.
For now I will limit myself to saying that this was an entertaining way of getting acquainted with the story of Moby Dick, Captain Ahab and Ismael. Which is exactly what I set out to do.

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