David, I’ve tried to read through Moby Dick several times, but never could finish it.
Mrinal Bose

Those journalistic chapters about the whaling industry are a beating, but I understand why they are there. While it pains me to say this as a former English teacher—as a reader—I think you can skip them! You don’t get the “full experience,” but you will get the full story. Good luck! Let me know your thoughts once you finish.

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