I started reading Moby Dick for the second time in my life last week because I couldn't remember why I was so impressed with it twenty years ago. As soon as I began reading it I was swept away by Melville's beautiful writing style. I love to read and I have alot of favorite authors but will forever be enchanted by this book. As soon as he writes, "Call me Ishmael" I am swept up by this great novel. It is true poetry and it is magic. Melville was a genius at describing his characters and he never fails with Queequeg, Ishmael or any of the other denizens of Moby Dick. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to add magic and adventure to their life without leaving the fireside. I guarantee that whether you are young, old or in between that you will never be bored by this story! I just want to add that I am a tiny person with relatively small hands and I had absolutely no problem with the size of the book. I can see where someone who was a giant might have trouble but I did not. Also, I have very poor eyesight and had no problem reading the print.