From “Moby-Dick”

The subterranean miner that works in us all, how can one tell whither leads his shaft by the ever shifting, muffled sound of his pick? --quoted in Jane Langton's Dark Nantucket Noon, which I just finished. It's a purplish murder mystery in which almost all of the twists are easily guessable; but it's still affecting, and it has brought me as close as I've ever been to actually wanting to read Moby-Dick so there's that. … [Read more...]


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