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Moby Dick's One-Star Reviews on Amazon - Posted November 6, 2013
Biblioklept.org has put together a list of one-star reviews of Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick.... [GalleyCat]

VB&P, Audi Chase the White Whale in 'Ahab Redux' - Posted August 13, 2013
In 2012, a creative director fell into Herman Melville's 720-page trap and reimagined Ahab as a tow truck driver, madly chasing his white whale, an Audi Quattro. "Sometimes, I actually think it's mocking me," Ahab says in a gruff voice, anxiously twisting his thermos as he waits in the arctic tund... [AgencySpy]

My Favorite Breakup Book - Posted July 26, 2013
What book did you read while coping with a breakup? During one particularly lonely breakup years ago, I read Herman Melville's Moby Dick in an unhinged reading marathon. No one will ever include this book on a list of breakup books, but it is the perfect thing to read with a broken... [semanticweb.com]

Moby Dick Card Game Raises $65,500+ - Posted May 8, 2013
With 21 days left in the campaign, King Post has raised more than $65,500 on Kickstarter for "Moby Dick, or, The Card Game." Each card will showcase a quote from Herman Melville's beloved novel. The finished product will feature a deck that consists of more than 100 u... [GalleyCat]

Teju Cole Mixes Classic Lit & Drones on Twitter - Posted January 15, 2013
Novelist Teju Cole published "Seven short stories about drones" on Twitter, mixing in violent unmanned aerial vehicle imagery with classic first lines from literature. Web artist Josh Begley collec... [GalleyCat]

Free eBooks for Your New iPad, Kindle or Nook - Posted December 25, 2012
Readers around the globe have unwrapped new tablets and eReaders this holiday season. Below, we've included a long, long, long list of free and legal eBooks you can download right now for any device. Explore our Project Gutenberg lists and click "read this eBook online" to sample the book without downloading anything. If... [GalleyCat]

Free Books That Inspired Barack Obama - Posted November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama has won the 2012 Presidential election. We've collected links to five free eBooks that inspired Obama during his road to the Presidency. In ... [GalleyCat]

5 Free Books That Inspired Barack Obama - Posted November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama has won the 2012 Presidential election. We've collected links to five free eBooks that inspired Obama during his road to the Presidency. In ... [semanticweb.com]

Free Herman Melville eBooks for Moby Dick Anniversary - Posted October 18, 2012
Google has created a Google Doodle (embedded in this post) to celebrate the 161st anniversary of Moby Dick, the great American novel by Herman Melville. If you want to read the book right now, ... [semanticweb.com]

Free Herman Melville eBooks for Anniversary of Moby Dick - Posted October 17, 2012
Google has created a Google Doodle (embedded in this post) to celebrate the 161st anniversary of Moby Dick, the great American novel by Herman Melville. If you want to read the book right now, ... [GalleyCat]

Free eBook Flowchart - Posted August 15, 2012
What's your favorite kind of book? We've created a giant flowchart to help you browse the top 50 free eBooks at Project Gutenberg. Click the image above to see a larger version of the book map. Your choices range from Ch... [GalleyCat]

Free eBook Flowchart - Posted August 15, 2012
What's your favorite kind of book? We've created a giant flowchart to help you browse the top 50 free eBooks at Project Gutenberg. Click the image above to see a larger version of the book map. Your choices range from Ch... [semanticweb.com]

'Bartleby, the Scrivener' Reading at Occupy Wall Street - Posted November 11, 2011
Yesterday, 27 readers and Occupy Wall Street supporters staged an outdoor reading of Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville at Zuccotti Park. Follow this link to download a free eBook copy of the novella. The free event ... [GalleyCat]

William Hurt, Ethan Hawke & Gillian Anderson Star in Moby Dick Miniseries - Posted August 1, 2011
Today Encore will launch a three-hour adaptation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick, airing in time for the author's 192nd birthday. Follow this link to download a fr... [GalleyCat]

Moby Dick Adapted, with Dragons - Posted August 24, 2010
The upcoming film, ... [GalleyCat]

Illustrating Moby-Dick One Page at a Time - Posted December 23, 2009
Since August, artist Matt Kish has worked his way page-by-page through Herman Melville's Moby Dick--illustrating each page along the way. Page 109 is pictured above, a painting entitled: "I will hav... [GalleyCat]

Novelist Herman Melville Gets His First Book Trailer - Posted December 16, 2009
Literary t-shirt empresario ... [GalleyCat]

Mark Haskell Smith: Kids Don't Read the Classics - Posted November 15, 2007
Over at GalleyCat , LA-based writer Mark Haskell Smith thinks that Bret Easton Ellis is in the same category as Herman Melville. Well, there's no accounting for taste, said the old lady when she kissed the cow. Smith's on strike, but he's b... [FishbowlLA]

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