How is it so good? I expected this book to be pretty dry and serious, and padded with le whale facts. I'm only 200 pages in but the chapter about mast-heads was such beautiful prose and followed by what is essentially a dance number by sailors from around the world who come together to sing and dance. It's such a life-affirming adventure that's both funny and brings up questions about the mystery and nature of reality and God. There's only been 1 chapter about whale facts so far and that was like 8 pages.