Monday, August 06, 2012
The Most Difficult Book You've Read
I saw a pretty good movie last week (LIBERAL ARTS) and in it there is a discussion of INFINITE JEST without its title ever being mentioned. (In fact, there is a lot of discussion about books--what a treat). Not sure why they never gave the title but it must be to either 1) make it more universal or 2) legal reasons.
This is a book I have tried and failed in reading. Number one turnoff-the length.
I finally succeeded in reading ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE, which was a trudgefest for me.
PW has a list of the most difficult books right here. I have only read one or two of them.
What is the most difficult book you have ever read leaving aside works of philosophy and that sort of thing? What have you tried to read and failed?