Rubes by Leigh Rubin for September 03, 2023

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    Ratkin  6 months ago

    A whale of a tale.

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    pschearer Premium Member 6 months ago

    There’s more than one ending. From Wikipedia:

    Reviewers in Britain were largely favorable, though some objected that the tale seemed to be told by a narrator who perished with the ship, as the British edition lacked the epilogue recounting Ishmael’s survival.

    But with either ending, the whale wins.

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    SHIVA  6 months ago

    Melville’s book was based on an actual story. A very interesting read!!!

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    joegeethree  6 months ago

    Ahab wasn’t too thrilled with the ending.

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    Just_Karl  6 months ago

    I never read the book as a youth. But after references to it in Star Trek II and Star Trek: First Contact, I decided to read it.

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    geese28  6 months ago

    Now let’s hear the story about that little wooden boy….

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    Just_Karl  6 months ago

    I never read this book as a youth. I decided to read it after references were made in Star Trek II and Star Trek: First Contact.

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    robolt  6 months ago

    Cetacean citation

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    jasonsnakelover  6 months ago

    I never read that, but I always figured the whale was killed at the end. If that’s true, why would a whale consider it a happy ending if it could read?

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    Lablubber   6 months ago

    Better than that scary story he told involving a bowl of petunias.

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    Frank Burns Eats Worms  6 months ago

    Every time he reads Moby Dick, it brings Ishmael to his face.

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    basspro  6 months ago

    Biography of John Holmes

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