Moby Dick by Herman Melville

A Book Selected from my List of Betterment

A Bookish Observation

My GoodReads Rating: 4 of 5 stars i.e. I really liked it!

I’m reading Moby Dick as part of a personal challenge titled: My List of Betterment. I’ve been delighted and surprised at the contents of the book. I’m only 20% in. At first I tried listening to the audiobook version but the text was too dense for me to grasp the detail, so I bought a beautiful printed version and settled down to read at least one chapter a day. Herman Melville’s words reflect a philosophy of tolerance of social differences that rings true for today. So wise! I find myself wanting to lift text from it and paste it to Facebook and say, hey everyone, read this, this was written in 1851, and they were having the same social problems related to cultural differences we have today. My list of betterment.