TITLE: GREEN SHADOWS, WHITE WHALE
AUTHOR: RAY BRADBURY
PUBLISHER: KNOPF; 271 PAGES; $21
THE BOTTOM LINE: A sojourn in Ireland recalled, quarts and all.
IN THE ORIGINAL MOBY-DICK A white Leviathan played the title role. In the 1956 film the part was taken by a large piece of plastic. In Ray Bradbury's 27th book, John Huston plays the elusive quarry.
Bradbury, 71, an established master of fantasy and sci-fi, calls Green Shaddows, White Whale a novel. In fact it is a disguised memoir of the period he spent in Ireland adapting Herman Melville's work for the roistering film director. The narrator...