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    Moby Dick / Tess of D'Urbervilles

    Sorry if i spelled the second wrong, i just call it Tess.

    Our summer reading includes those two books for my english class, i was wondering if any of you all have read either.

    Personally even though i know moby dick is a classic, it has got to be one of the most disorganized, and blatantly boring books i have ever read. No one else seems to realize that melville totally stole his writing style from his mentors, and jumbled it up into a big fat mess called "Moby Dick." The book makes me want to cry in exasperation about how uninteresting and out right sickening it is. Why is it a classic? In my opinion its classic status is simply because of its cetology and simply how ****ing weird it is.

    As for Tess, i am yet to read it, but its Thomas Hardy, so im sure itll be pretty boring as well.

    And yes i do appreciate good literature, but i prefer not to read books because they are a mastery of the english language, but because they are fun to read or i will learn something very practical and be able to use what i have learned for something i want to do. But then again i generally don't find those types of books that boring.

    what do you all think?

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    Damn, that is some opinion. Having read Moby Dick as a child I remember liking it. But that was so long ago. Write a book about sea captains from hell, sailors and a giant wale and I guess a child will be happy. Maybe it's the battle of compulsive behavior and man's inability to recognize it's evil that make is a classic? Perhaps the term classic needs an update? I have read some other books thought to be boring and poorly written but they were hacked out on a typwriter during uncertain times in a history devoid of modern medicine and electricty. So I cut them some slack. Sea Wolf was better.
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    damn if you read moby dick as a child and understood it you must have been one of those famous child genious's... were you ever on tv?

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    I liked Moby Dick. I read it in college (on my own) and liked it a lot.

    RoadClosed: Sea Wolf was by Jack London correct? (I bought it a while ago but have not read it)
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    Sea Wolf - Yes, it's a good book. I have a lot of classic because they are always in those bargin bins.

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    Why didnt your parents let you watch Star Trek? My dad was a fan of the original and somewhat of a fan for the next generation. So I watched it all the time with him as a kid. (Every night at 6pm)
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    Re: Moby Dick / Tess of D'Urbervilles

    blatantly boring books i have ever read.
    This is called "Art" :P
    Why didnt your parents let you watch Star Trek? My dad was a fan of the original and somewhat of a fan for the next generation. So I watched it all the time with him as a kid. (Every night at 6pm)
    Man, you are a child. I use to watch original one AS A KID and when TNG came i saw it as a grow up man. (almost)

    I thinking about retirement now

    Moby Dick is too boring even with Jean Luc Picard (err.. Patrick Stewart)


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    Lol they let me watch it. Instead of grounding me or something like a spanking they took Star Trek away. They knew how to get me. They were vicious. JK, lova em.
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    and here i thought moby dick was a STD and tess was a carrier!
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    I love Tess! Even though it starts out depressing, and gets more so throughout the book. Its a charming story.

    I agree moby dick is very boring, but a worthwhile read.
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