Retelling of Captain Ahab’s Manic Quest

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Did Herman Melville hook you?

As part of an effort to reintroduce the world, as well as introduce new generations, to Moby Dick, artist Angela Cockayne and writer Philip Hoare have organized a 135 day, online reading of the 135 chapters of the book. The project features readers such as Tilda Swinton, Stephen Fry, and David Cameron and each chapter is accompanied by an inspired piece of art. They’re only a fourth of the way through the book now and the site will remain free and public.


Caroline Kangas calls both Seattle and San Francisco home (though she currently resides in the latter). She recently received a mouthful of a liberal arts degree from the University of San Francisco and can be found selling pirate supplies at 826 Valencia or wandering the streets with her diva of a french bulldog, Elle. More from this author →