Reading progress update: I've read 258 out of 752 pages.

Moby-Dick (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) - Herman Melville

Ahab is graciously allowing the hunting of whales other than Moby Dick. Not because he's recalled his duty to his employers, but so the crew won't mutiny when they realize seeking someone else's revenge doesn't pay well.

 

In other, possibly related, news, I have "Ship of Fools" stuck in my head on a repeating loop.