Wow-that's a great question and there are so many answers, that it's difficult to name just one best book that I've read in the past. But I would have to name the Herman Melville classic, Moby Dick. Which was about a legendary great white whale, that terrorized Captain Ahab and the other sailors of the ship, the Pequod. But there are many many others that do come to mind as well. Thanks pharmacist2013 for asking a great question once again.