I’m overdue telling you this: I finished “Moby-Dick”!
I wrapped it up on Easter weekend. Sorry for the delay; “Hal Linker” got in the way.
The final three chapters follow the last three days of the hunt for the white whale. Read the first on that Saturday, then the final two on that Sunday at Coffee Bean — fitting, since I’d read so much of the novel there. Except it was so hot I got an iced drink to cool down, not my usual, a hot drink to warm up.
A little sobering to note that between when I started the book (Jan. 1) and when I finished (March 23), the seasons had turned.
For the record, the ending did nothing to dissuade me from my opinion that “Moby-Dick” is awesome. In fact it reinforced that feeling.
My plan is to write a column about “Moby” in the near future. In the meantime, let the heavens ring with the news that I’ve completed my quest, a bit more happily than Ahab did.