Wednesday, 13 February 2013
I've had a couple of inquiries about whether I'm making headway with my New Year's Resolution to finish reading Moby-Dick. I'm pleased to say that yes, indeed, I have been applying myself to the task. I go whaling with the boys whenever the opportunity presents itself.
I started off at Chapter 87 where my reading had petered out in 2009. Now I'm up to Chapter 123! Queequeg has carved his tattoo replicas onto his custom-built coffin. Captain Ahab has finished making his special harpoon with which to kill the great white whale. The Pequod is hot on Moby-Dick's trail but is currently in the midst of a terrible typhoon.
Only 13 more chapters to go!
[Whaling in the bathroom art by Nadine Boughton]