AP Reading List – Book-A-Day: Moby Dick

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville is our #Book-A-Day suggestion.  Author:  Herman Melville

Category:  Fiction

Overview:  A story about a whaling captain seeking revenge on the mammal that was responsible for his lost leg.

What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:

Chris: “Everyone has a white whale. Read this book for the adventure and the poignancy of chasing something that is uncatchable.”

Ethan: “Jay Gatsby had Nick and Captain Ahab had Ishmael. It’s the starry-eyed narration and companionship of Ishmael that gives readers such and intimate look into the troubled mind of the great Ahab and his battle with the whale.”

Rebecca:  “It’s true that Ahab has his obsession with the white whale, but what I found fascinating, is that of being led by a person who is willing to sacrifice everyone and everything to his pursuits.  And you can’t leave.”


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