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Posted in book porn by Lauren Leto on March 10, 2010

Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. I always forget that damn hyphen.

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  1. Jam said, on March 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I was assigned to do a book report in fourth grade and I foolishly selected this book. A difficult read for a little sprout, I remember that. Nostalgically I think I enjoyed it, but at the time it was a nightmare.

  2. Wade said, on March 10, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Your copy? Looks ancient, sans 160 years of revisions. Maybe a first draft. Check for ambergris stains in the binding.

    • Lauren Leto said, on March 10, 2010 at 2:33 pm

      HA! I just bought it! I think it’s meant to look like that, it feels pretty new and looks shiny on the inside. Aren’t books the best when they look antiquated?

      • Wade said, on March 10, 2010 at 5:11 pm

        Shiny, because of all the coal residue and blubber on the inside? It may not have the odour of the high seas, I hope it at least has that old-book smell. Like, really old. It looks like it came from the Library of Alexandria. : )

  3. Kate said, on March 12, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Oh God why? There is so much NON-action in this book. Worst punishment as an English major, reading this book.

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