August 30, 2019

Moby Dick, or, The Whale

Reading Herman Melville’s most famous (and most hated by everyday readers) was a pivotal moment in my intellectual life. I read the book as a sophomore in high school. During midterms review week, I skipped classes and sat down in the library to read the first few chapters. When in the right mood, as I was in my early adolescence, those famous opening paragraphs grab the reader and whisk them along a fateful journey. It’s pure adventure and escapism with a heavy metaphysical twist. Read more

August 23, 2019

best books I have read

I sorted through my Goodreads data export to find about fifty of what I’d consider my “best books”. I learned much about myself in the process. This is a post-in-progress; I will be updating it often over time to add notes on each book listed. Read more

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