They say that reading a book is like taking a journey. And like any journey, reading Moby Dick has its fair share of bumpy roads and delayed flights. The biggest hurdle that I have had to overcome is Melville's writing style. It heavily relies on complex vocabulary and has an unorthodox syntax. For example, if i wanted to write The quick brown jumps over the lazy dog, Melville would write: While the canine was slothful, the nimble fox gracefully prances up beyond the canine. While this makes for challenging and thought provoking writing, it also makes for writing that, at times can be difficult to understand. While I originally wanted to read Moby Dick by myself without the audio recording, I have found that listening to the audio recording while active reading really helps decode the writing. While reading Moby Dick is proving to be challenging, it has also very enriching, and I am glad that I was forced to read it.