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Moby Monday — Philip Hoare’s Melville Odyssey by MegDC
January 25, 2010, 9:30 am
Filed under: Book review, Moby-Monday | Tags: ,


A year after its publication in the UK as Leviathan, author Philip Hoare’s 464-page tome—“part cultural study, part travelogue,” per the Boston Globe—will be published next week in the States as The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea. Retracing Herman Melville’s travels during the writing of Moby-Dick, Hoare discovered not only the grandeur of whales but their intelligence—so great that one scientist he quotes believes whales might have a religion.

Margaret Guroff is the editor and publisher of Power Moby-Dick.

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I think whales are way too intelligent to need a religion.

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