Severin, Tim, In Search of Moby Dick  (London: Abacus, 2000).
Herman Melville’s Great White Whale surfaces spectacularly in the pages of Tim Severin’s new book.
Searching for traces of the ‘battling whale’ Tim Severin re-visits the scenes of Melville’s adventures in Nuku Hiva, and in the Philippines meets ‘hook jumpers’ who leap on the backs of ten ton whale sharks. He sees a native whale hunter in Tonga turn from priest to shaman, and on a remote Indonesian island comes across an all-white sperm whale which attacks the native fishing fleet - a living Moby Dick.
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filed under: original works of travel writing
in Travel Writing (journal)
for Travel Writing Studies (Nottingham Trent University)