hattie wrote:I still want to find out for myself.
Do finish Moby Dick. It's a great beast of a book with unexpected stuff inside. It changes from the beginning, a few chapters in, and the consensus is that the author was starting to write an ordinary book and suddenly got a great idea and went with it. Sort of like how The Hobbit starts off all "condescending to children" and suddenly stops all that and just tells the story, as if that was what he had to do to get it past the publisher's expectations.