page 34 of 615 of Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

I’ve never read Moby Dick; now is the time to remedy that.

I never knew that, at least so far, the book is so funny. For some reason I always imagined the novel to be sort of dry and serious. But that’s not the case. The book is overflowing with energy and good doses of humor. The entire scene of Queequeg in the bedroom is very funny and also menacing. A strange combination to introduce the character.