Friday, December 23, 2016
On this day (14 November) in 1851, Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published by Harper & Brothers in New York. Moby-Dick is now considered a great classic of American literature and contains one of the most famous opening lines in fiction: “Call me Ishmael.” Initially, though, the book about Captain Ahab and his quest for a giant white whale was a flop.
After about 200 pages on the process of turning whale blubber into whale oil I screamed ENOUGH out loud in class and tossed the book across the room. I knew there was a classic comic book out there that got to the point without all this drivel and the point is this - Vengeance kills everyone it touches....man....whale.... I GET IT. Then after reading this abomination they showed us the movie and I was ENRAGED that I had to read the book when a movie existed. I VOWED on that day to bash this so called 'classic' to my dying days.
Posted by Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness at 1:49 PM