Ex Libris Kirkland

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Subtitle In Search of the Giants of the Sea
First Written 2010
Genre Non-fiction
Origin US
Publisher Ecco
ISBN-10 0061976210
ISBN-13 978-0061976216
My Copy library hardback
First Read January 28, 2011

The Whale

I hate to stereotype my reading like this, but I couldn't pass up a non-fiction book about whales, specifically one that leans so much on Melville.

Hoare writes a very personalized kind of non-fiction, spending as much time dealing with his emotional whale-related experiences as with any 'hard' facts. It it reads like a long, dry episode of This Cetacean Life.

Noted on February 1, 2011

As the word 'whale' evokes poetic wholeness, so 'squid' seems expresseive of fragmentary, faceless evil...

Quoted on February 1, 2011

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