Hearts alive

Finished Moby-Dick this weekend – wow, what a book! The literary genre-hopping, the cosmological speculations, the epic scale, the humor, the unforgettable characters, the ornate, rhythmic splendor of the language – is there any other novel like it? (I’m not even sure it is a novel!) I think it may have supplanted The Brothers Karamazov as first in my heart.


2 thoughts on “Hearts alive

  1. Only the greatest American novel, says a man I know who thinks it’s more easily decided than the equally burning question, who is America’s tallest basketball player?

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