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Moby Dick Part 3

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012

So, finishing Moby Dick didn’t quite go according to plan.  I should have had it all done by 2nd February, but that deadline made a whooshing sound as it flew by (Douglas Adams would have approved) and I found myself almost at the end of February still with a quarter of the book to go.  [...]

Moby Dick Part 2

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

After two weeks of devoted evening reading I reached the halfway point of Moby Dick at the weekend!  It’s taken me till now to organise my thoughts and write them down.  It feels like a real achievement because I have to admit that, despite my best efforts to like it, this is not a book [...]

Moby Dick Part One

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Saturday, January 14, 2012

Moby Dick may be a classic of American literature.  It may (apparently, so I’m told) have one of the most famous opening lines of any novel.  None of that prevented me from coming to this book knowing almost nothing about it and from being faintly baffled when I opened it to the words ‘Call me [...]

Review: ‘The Warden’ by Anthony Trollope

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Thursday, April 28, 2011

In a world where there are too many wonderful books to be read and too little time in which to do so, I always welcome recommendations of books that I might enjoy.  One such book was The Warden by Anthony Trollope which was recommended to me by a friend who told me to read and [...]