So, score one Melville.
But I still don't ever want to read it again.
Twilight didn't even tell a compelling enough story to get me through he first book, and I tried TWICE. It was just awful and weak, and did I mention weak. Weak characters, weak writing. Weaksauce all around.
It WILL fade away... it was a pop moment... 5 years from now people will say, "Oh yeah, you remember that Twilight thing" kind of like they talk about tacky 80's legwarmers.
It's no MD, it's no Anna Karenina, it's no Lolita.
When I did a Chaucer class, the class was assigned specific stories to read, examine, all that jazz.
I read the WHOLE thing gleefully!
The Canterbury Tales are really rather fun.