Leviathan

leviathan

Definitely a (very) early contender for my book of the year, Leviathan by Philip Hoare, a strange and beautiful history of whaling, with a strong emphasis on the construction of Moby Dick by Melville. It was nice reading again about places like Boston, Concord and New England, which I saw for the first time last year, but the overall impression of this book is an immense sadness at what humans can do to nature.

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