Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleWaiting for the perfect opportunity to tackle Herman Melville's classic American novel Moby-Dick? Well, it looks like this is your weekend. A group of Melville fanatics have created a city-wide, weekend-long event this November 16-18, dedicated to the genius of this immense book. Brave enthusiasts across two boroughs will pursue marathon-read-aloud sessions with the same single-minded, unwavering tenacity of the story's protagonist, Ahab.

The event is shaping up to be a kind of star-studded, travelling circus, with stops at WORD, Housing Works Bookstore Cade, and Molasses Books, and one-hundred readers including Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Sarah Vowell, Rick Moody, Jonathan Ames, Lev Grossman, and Adam Wilson. So check out their website here if you’re interested in attending part or all of it:

AND if you feel you may need a strong drink either before or after this epic affair, TimeOut: New York asked some participants for their favorite bars within walking distance. You can find them here:


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