Wednesday, June 11, 2008

All Dick and no Moby

Today's Groan!-I-should-have-seen-that-coming award goes to Adam Gopnik, writing about the new Orion 'abridged' version of Moby Dick:

The subtraction does not turn good work into hackwork; it turns a hysterical, half-mad masterpiece into a sound, sane book. It still has its phallic reach and point, but lacks its flaccid, anxious self-consciousness: it is all Dick and no Moby.

1 comment:

How do we know said...

ha ha ha!! Am not sure i agree, but the last line is interesting as hell!