Apocalypse Moby is a literary "gene-splice" between two great stories: Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now and Herman Melville's Moby Dick. The stories are similar: men onboard a ship who must travel across treacherous waters in search of a legend they must confront, who, along their way, have adventures, contemplate the nature of the world and bear witness to its darkness. While faithful to both Melville and Coppola's respective masterpieces, Apocalypse Moby transforms them into something wonderfully strange, hallucinatory, funny and new altogether.
Sunday, 6 February 2011
Via MetaFilter, a one-link post - but too good to relegate to the out-takes sidebar: Apocalypse Moby, an absolutely superb piece of writing by Perry Hall: