Quite simply, Moby Dick supercedes all other novels i have read. The class I am currently taking on it spends a semester going through Moby Dick, and only Moby Dick, and probably doesn't even come close to completely understanding its mysteries. The depths to which the book goes continually amaze me. It is not a story about whaling, but a journey into human nature. Yes, as a narration, the story is slow and at times drags to a stop, but the quality of the writing is what sets it apart from everything else. I think going through it only several chapters at a time allows me to gain an understanding of it that i otherwise would not have been able to grasp. Moby Dick abounds with satire and philisophical commentaries. Surely an American classic if not the American Classic.