This book was on sale... and i stood looking at the cheap price, and said why not. I have not read it in many years, but it was a favorite of mine. I got hooked on the movie - and Gregory Peck - well he was just Ahab... and had to read it... then i had to read it again, then i found myself hi-liting... and having favorite passages... then it was just a book that was something i had read... and agreed it deserved to be kept forever as a classic.
so here i am again... tucked inside Ishmael's carpet bag, meeting Queequeg, boarding a whaling vessel and chasing after the great white leviathan.
the style is old and wordy... but the prose lofty and poetic. a classic. i love this book.