Billy Budd, the Sailor by Herman Melville
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  • This is a boring book, and one that I am sorry I took the time to read
  • However, if you are a fan of faster paced, more action-packed and interesting reading, stay away from Billy Budd and stay away from Melville

    • by Walter Stevens
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      I am not usually a fan of Melville’s longer fiction. While I must admit to liking some of his shorter stories, such as the Lightning Rod Man or Bartleby, the Scrivner, his longer works are just

      too long.

      His style involves incredibly indepth description which, truthfully, I just don’t want to wade through.

      Take, for example, Billy Budd the Sailor.

      Over a hundred pages of text to describe Billy Budd punching a man in the nose.

      This is basically the entire story.

      Sure there are all sorts of levels and nuances and on and on, but that’s the story.

      And I don’t really care about ...

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