I finally finished — after many months of on-again, off-again reading  — Moby-Dick. I have many thoughts about it, and when I get time I’ll write about what I hope are some of the least obvious ones. But in the mean time I need to select the next book in my Year of Fiction. After plowing through that 19th century behemoth, I want to read something a bit more contemporary. But rather than make this hard decision myself, I’ve decided to crowd source it. So please vote in the poll below.


(And yes, I know I should have read these books by now. That’s the point!)