Readers Respond: What Book Can't You Finish?
Previously, we asked our librarians what books they've never been able to finish—yes, even librarians have books we just can't make it through—and now we'd like to know yours!
Here are some titles that our readers mentioned frequently on social media.
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Infinite Jest. it’s amazing, but I can’t get past page 300. there’s so much to process.— Laura Lumpkin (@laura_li) October 24, 2017
Infinite Jest— Campiee4 (@campiee4) October 24, 2017
Infinite Jest— Kate Mallen (@MallenKate) October 25, 2017
I love Shakespeare, but it takes time to get through so many of his stories.— Elizabeth Meadows (@ermeadows1961) October 24, 2017
Everything Shakespeare— Bambie (@Ambernofetari) October 24, 2017
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
Gravity's Rainbow.— Susan Danzen (@LovemanythingsL) October 24, 2017
Gravity’s Rainbow. Funny because I made it through these other Pynchon novels: Mason & Dixon, V, Inherent Vice, Vineland, and Bleeding Edge.— LarryKellogg (@LarryKellogg) October 24, 2017
Gravity's Rainbow - I'm going need a lot of quiet alone time to work through it!— Olneyville Library (@OlneyLibrary) October 25, 2017
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Count of Monte Cristo— Salsa Patel (@madsalsaNY) October 24, 2017
The Count of Monte Cristo. I so love the plot, and admire the author's work, but some of the dialogue is just urghhh.— Anita (@Ivotedforhill) October 25, 2017
The Count of Monte Cristo!— i am educating (@iameducating) October 25, 2017
Ulysses by James Joyce
Ulysses— Laura O'Brien (@NatashaspyO) October 24, 2017
Ulysses, Gravity's Rainbow.— Lawrence Miles (@umeanthatlmiles) October 24, 2017
Ulysses. Threw it against the wall 50% complete.— Bryan Szabo (@eidolonink) October 25, 2017