Call This Playlist Ishmael


Kick your summer off right with a different kind of beach read: Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. (Okay, it’s more of a sea read than a beach read.)

To put you in the right mood, Liberty Hardy over at Book Riot took a stab (from hell’s heart) at Moby-Dick playlist.

From Tom Waits’s “Starving in the Belly of a Whale” to, well, “[e]very Decemberists song,” the lineup will have you shaking your fist at the heavens with impotent rage in no time.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →