What more could you ask? Page after page that you don't understand all about everything that surrounds you. Poor Ahab. Poor you. How do you catch a fish? Even a little one would suffice. This guy's after the biggest fish in the universe, but in the meantime, you learn everything you ever wanted to know about the kind of people who put the world on the map -- seaman. (How'd YOU get there in the first place? Yacht sank?) Oh, by the way, if you are a woman, it's all about men. If you're a man, it's all about men. Perfect. Best of all, the hero floats away on that mysterious islander's coffin you could dig up looking for water and survives. Good luck
I recently purchased the Mody Dick adaptation by Patricia Daniels (ISBN 0817216790 (Hardcover), ISBN 0811468348 (Softcover.)) The illustrator is reported on Amazon.com to be Gary Kelley but it is actually Gary Netter. While these illustrations are quite good, you fans out there of Gary Kelley should think twice before purchasing this edition. Overall, the book is a nice adaption and quite easy to read. Very enjoyable.