i recently picked up MOBY DICK to re-read because i just couldnt give a darn when it was required reading in high school. and by "re-read," i mean listen to the audiobook in the car on my way to work. (i have an hour long commute.. you would read books that way too.)
anyways, its language is descriptive and kind of poetic and i like that. it's giving me a lot of cool, crusty characters to imagine. here are just a couple for now.