Reading progress update: I've read 656 out of 752 pages.
The story ends here. The rest is endnotes, a dictionary, and other such appendices. I would like to thank insomnia for helping me finish the last 250-ish pages in two nights. I may not retain much of the contents of those pages, also thanks to you, but whatever. I couldn't have done it without you!
In possibly related news, I don't think I could have a bigger headache if I had stove in the Pequod's hull with my own forehead.