I can read but can I understand?

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

This is a very short post for a very long book. I struggled to read Moby-Dick. Chris downloaded it on the Kindle and I thought it would be a good idea to read the classic book. It took me around three months to read it, maybe a bit more. I lost track of time. I struggled to understand certain paragraphs which in turn made it hard to understand parts of it. But there were times I was with it, and in those times I liked Queequeg’s storyline and the build up to Captain’s Ahab obsession, combined with his rare moments of clarity. The whale encyclopaedia was fun to read but I can’t say I remember any of it. It feels strange to finish a book and hope the film will help me understand it better.

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