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And the Ocean Was Our Sky de Rovina Cai
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And the Ocean Was Our Sky (2018 original; edició 2018)

de Rovina Cai

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With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt. Led by the formidable, dangerous Captain Alexandra, they fight in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself. With their relentless Captain leading the chase, they embark on a final, vengeful hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of both whales and men.… (més)
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Títol:And the Ocean Was Our Sky
Autors:Rovina Cai
Informació:Walker Books, Hardcover, 160 pages
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And The Ocean Was Our Sky de Patrick Ness (2018)

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This is a fascinating inversion of Moby-Dick. The art is beautifully rendered as part of the story. It is a short read, which is both good and bad. Moby-Dick is itself a slow burn, and the story takes awhile to really get going, but that slow burn crescendoes into an unforgettable denouement. Here, a short book does not get to *breathe* in the same way, so the end feels a bit rushed. But it's a good book, nonetheless. You don't need to read Moby-Dick to get this novel, but your understanding will be greatly enriched if you do. ( )
  DrFuriosa | Dec 4, 2020 |
I wish there were more books like this and as I read it I realised that it was books like this that got me reading.

I do a lot of 5 star reviews but that is simply because I no longer plod through mediocre writing, imagination, characterisation or plots. There is not enough time left in my life to waste it on ho-hum stuff, irrespective of the authors status or reputation. So if a book doesn't get me I delete it. Not this one though.....

I read this in one go on my ipad. I've never read any book on an ipad before much preferring the kindle for distraction free reading But this book has some illustrations, yes, illustrations and no, it is not a graphic novel.

I could say it is parody of Moby Dick, but that sounds too harsh so lets rephrase that as Moby Dick meets Haruki Murakami in a mirror while he is asleep and this is what he dreams.

Moby Dick the whale being hunted my men becomes Toby Wick the man being hunted by whales.

I was completely taken in the very beginning when it starts with these words:
"Call me Bathsheba" ...... and so the narrative begins.

I really liked how our two worlds meet at the surface of the ocean and they must go up to the surface just as we must go down to the surface and our world exists on one side of the surface so their exists bon the other side of the surface.

This mirroring extends to the myths of Moby Dick above and Toby Wick below. As we see the white top of Moby Dick so they see the white hull of Toby Wick.

Both sights induce terror and myth.

Reading this book was like being read a wonderful fairy tale full adventure, sadness, destiny and of course fate. ( )
  Ken-Me-Old-Mate | Sep 24, 2020 |
A wonderful concept. I didn't enjoy it as much as other Patrick Ness books, but it's just so very different from anything else he's written that it's hard to compare. Beautiful art as well. ( )
  widdersyns | Jul 19, 2020 |
Ever since writing The Chaos Walking Trilogy, and mostly for writing A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness can do no wrong in my book. His style of writing is one I love, and will forever love. And A Monster Calls will always and forever be my favourite book ever.

That said: the language in this book was, again, beautiful. But the story itself just didn't grab me as much as other stories did. It was an easy, quick read, and the illustrations were a wonderful add. But I just couldn't really get into the story. I didn't find myself getting close to the character(s) at all. And it wasn't because they were wales. I've read A Dog's Purpose for instance, which was written through the eyes of a dag, and I wept my eyes out reading it. This book just didn't hit me on an emotional level. But that's okay. I still have 2 more Patrick Ness books waiting for me. ( )
  prettygoodyear | Jun 29, 2020 |
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Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. - Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
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With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt. Led by the formidable, dangerous Captain Alexandra, they fight in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself. With their relentless Captain leading the chase, they embark on a final, vengeful hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of both whales and men.

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