Maybe reading the Bridge version first. Or not being told, what a masterpiece it is.
Some of his character build up, felt like lectures, rather than a story, or a narrative.
The beginning were the bond between Queequeg and Ishmael is told. Then the book turn into a lecture and it drag until the last couple of chapters
Cut the middle!
For years I wanted to read this book, seeing how many friends have read it in high school or in college and stated it was great. While other friends dislike it, because they HAD TO READ it. My only knowledge of the story was about Captain Ahab’s obsession. I enjoy the narrator voice and how he brought to life the different characters. I was drawn into ‘Queequeg’ early on, but was disappointed how this character disappear in the story and was mention briefly later in the book. I was surprise how much in depth it got into certain subjects, where I felt I was sitting in a lecture every time; where I recall hearing “footnote” a couple of times. I enjoy character build up, but this book drag. I finally finished it, but it was dreadful, to finish it.
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