Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
Mean As Custard
calico_pye

Gin & Molasses

The skies have darkened and the rain has come - yup, it's definitely bank holiday weekend again. Tomorrow it will be four weeks until I start back at college; thankfully, I am already in the groove of reading the books recommended.  I am struggling a bit with Dracula: to begin with, it was a very linear story with the central character cataloging his imprisonment and the Weird Sisters' plan to bear their teeth and drain his blood like a 'Just Juice' box - then cut to his fiance's domestic letters to her best friend.  Like - wtf?

I thin I need to swap the books around and read the aforementioned book when I am more awake and Moby Dick just before I go to bed.  I love the descriptions in Melville's book.  He mentions that the seaman come in with icicles on vast beards and likens them to bears.  One complains of a head cold and is handed "a pitch-like potion of gin and molasses." Could you imagine it? You'd either get well damn quick or die - It would certainly cure your problems one way or another...
Tags: dracula, herman melville, moby dick, summer book list 2014
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