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54 chapters done. I don't think I can handle the archaic english and passage-tier sentences and boring whaling facts anymore. Should I stick with the book, skip to the last dozen chapters where the action begins or just drop it?


Honest to God, you should stick with it. It's by far the best book I've ever read, and one of the greatest in all of literary history. The feeling that you get upon completing and actually understanding it can't be compared to anything else.


>archaic english
Nigger it was written in the mid 1800s. The English is mostly the same as what we speak today.


Yeah but Herman Melville was a fucking autist. Here, this is a short story by Melville, it's called Bartleby the Scrivener.
Even for his own day, his writing was needlessly archaic.


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Melville confirmed patrician.


If Bartleby is the one with the slave ship then it's such a kino shortstory and I can't rec. it enough.
Melville was a huge autistic though but instead of trains he was obsessed with boats, so much so that if he had never wrote Moby Dick he would be remembered as that autistic boatfucker. Only scholars don't get filtered by his blatant mechanophilia.


>If Bartleby is the one with the slave ship
Nah it's the one about the Wall Street clerk.

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