Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 1855
Origin US
Publisher Signet
My Copy cheap paperback
First Read November 05, 2014

Benito Cereno

Melville's novella with a surprise-but-not-really twist ending. Maybe I was just too sleepy when I read this, but I saw the big reveal coming a mile away, and felt like all the energy put into the 'mysterious circumstances' was wasted. But I don't love Melville for his adventure writing, I guess! I love him for other reasons.

Noted on December 23, 2014

Shadows present, foreshadowing deeper shadows to come.

Quoted on December 23, 2014

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