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Something pretty cool is going on right now — and most of you, unlike poor beleaguered high school students, are probably old enough to appreciate it, because in my opinion this is a book that requires some life-experience to truly cherish. From a story on Slate.com:
For many, fall is the perfect time to snuggle up with a weighty literary classic, but Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick may not be the most popular choice. The imposing novel is notorious for its lengthy digressions, wide-ranging allusions, and, for some, unappealing subject matter. But a new project called the Moby-Dick Big Read is delivering Melville’s American epic in a new way: one chapter each day read aloud by people from various walks of life—including some you have probably heard of—and made available, for free, on the Internet.
That’s the Moby-Dick Big Read at http://www.mobydickbigread.com/. If you’ve never read this Great American novel, now you can have a bunch of people do it for you. The linked article offers some interesting samples from the various readers — like John Waters and Richard Attenborough.
While you’re waiting for that big boy, this is your Weekend Open Thread. Talk about what you will.