I have finally finished it! I never thought I would, as reading Moby Dick was like reading a particularly heavy brick, but I did it. And as much as I thought I would hate it, now that I've finished I can say that it wasn't that bad. There were parts that I hated (that were generally about how to chase, kill, string up, decapitate, dismember and destroy a whale), but there were some parts that were really quite lovely.
If you have this book on your list, I wish you luck - it's the closest I'm ever going to get to running a marathon!
(I blogged about it, if you're interested)