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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Random Wednesday Conversation Starter

Name your "White Whale" book: that book that has defied your multiple attempts to read it all the way through, but which you keep attempting anyway.

4 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Sadly, the Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

Lynn said...

The Illiad. I'm not sure if twice counts as "keeps trying" but I might try again someday.

fillyjonk said...

Currently, "The Guns of August" by Barbara Tuchman. I feel like I should know more about the Great War, but I don't.

I think, however, this was not the ideal book to start with. It's more military history than straight history, and also I keep messing up on names. (Why, why, did some of the French guys have to have German-sounding names, and some of the German guys French-sounding names?)

David Evans said...

Moby Dick, of course!