> > Awesome! I decided to read the Melville book; I'm about
> > halfway through. (It's available on Project Gutenberg for
> > free.)
> I should read that book. I hear its fantastic.
I seem to remember hearing that it was a failure when it was originally published. I don't know if that's true now, whether it has become another classic, but I know that the audience didn't really take to it at first.