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Just the Best Literature inspires you to not only read printed books, but to read only the best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles.

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    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

Just the Best Literature inspires you to not only read printed books, but to read only the best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles.

    The Goney and the Gam

    The Goney and the Gam

    Host Dennis Leap and special guest Grant Turgeon finish discussing Chapter 48: “The First Lowering.” They then go on to discuss chapters 52 and 53, which focus on the social meeting (or Gam) of two or more whale ships and why Ahab chose not to gam with the Albatross (Goney).

    • 31 min
    Whaling With the Phantoms

    Whaling With the Phantoms

    Host Dennis Leap and special guest Grant Turgeon continue discussing Chapter 48: “The First Lowering.” This explosive chapter gives insight into the uniting of Ahab’s stowaway crew—believed at one time to be Phantoms—and the legitimate crew of the Pequod.

    • 30 min
    Ahab’s Crack Whale-Killing Crew Revealed

    Ahab’s Crack Whale-Killing Crew Revealed

    Host Dennis Leap and special guest Grant Turgeon discuss Chapters 46 through 48. For Chapter 46, Dennis and Grant discuss Melville’s additional revelation of Ahab’s megalomania. In Chapters 47 and 48, Dennis and Grant discuss the shocking introduction and use of Ahab’s powerful phantom whale-killing crew.

    • 31 min
    Ahab’s Intelligent but Mad Mind

    Ahab’s Intelligent but Mad Mind

    Host Dennis Leap and special guest Grant Turgeon discuss Chapters 43 and 44. In Chapter 43, Melville begins to reveal that there is an unknown mysterious crew on board. For Chapter 44, Leap and Turgeon discuss Ahab’s great intelligence and also his mental madness.

    • 30 min
    Ishmael Reveals His Nameless Horror of Moby Dick

    Ishmael Reveals His Nameless Horror of Moby Dick

    Host Dennis Leap and special guest Grant Turgeon discuss Chapter 42: “The Whiteness of the Whale.” This fascinating chapter discusses the elusive qualities of the color white. This color happens to appall Ishmael.

    • 31 min
    Introducing Moby Dick

    Introducing Moby Dick

    Host Dennis Leap and special guest Grant Turgeon discuss Chapter 41, “Moby Dick,” which gives the history of Moby Dick and Ahab and shows that Ishmael recognizes he is totally under Ahab’s influence.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

mmccarty07 ,

Best of its kind

For years I have had colleagues propose to start a book club or invite me to theirs. I have always declined because the literature they focus on is usually not of my tastes. JBL gets back to the basics and mines more jewels out of the classics few read anymore, let alone discuss.

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