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From Ahab to Odysseus

No book review today, but something equally good: literary comparison. Plus, I’m going to be fantastically lazy and let someone else do all the comparing. *puts feet on desk and sips Martini*

So. Read these essays. The first (my personal favorite) looks at the similarities between Jesus Christ and Melville’s Captain Ahab; the second compares Huckleberry Finn with The Odyssey.

I’m not just referring you to these because the girl who wrote them is the girl I’m going to marry. She’s a bloody good writer, too. Enjoy.

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