Roy Hunter wrote:The Boy was reading Moby Dick on the ferry to Ireland. I liked the irony of that, plus it is really good to get a science nerd teenager reading the classics under any circumstances. He was reading it on a Kindle, however, because a lot of that old out-of-copyright stuff is free in digital format.black bart wrote:Bleak House by Charles Dickens...in digital format no less.
What the Dickens would Dickens make of all this new technology?
Exactly...although it costs £500 to buy an ipad you can download lots of free books and stuff. It's best to avoid the free translations of classics such as Homer etc because they tend to be very, very old translations.
I loved Moby Dick apart from all the technical shite about Whales and stuff which interfered with the main tale. If I'd been around in Herman Melville's day I could have given him a few pointers about writing a long winded tale, but credit where credit's due, at least he could spell.