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Ever had that book feeling where you thought a story looked interesting to read but then after two pages you decided it was not for you?
What made you change your mind?

One amongst the many was Tess of the D'ubervilles.
I just could not get into the dialect bit.

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Yes. The Stolen Child. Recommended to me by my father-in-law. He loved it, and it looked interesting, but it just didn't hook-and-hold for me.
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I just tried to read Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History of Time." I read about two pages and took it back to the library.
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The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings - they were dull, meandering and for me the story lacked a punch.

Perfume I read the first half of before giving up - it just made me feel icky.
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A few years ago I tried to read Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Not sure how far in I got but I know it was within the first chapter. I heard great things about it but found it severely boring.

Another one that gave me a similar feeling of boredom was Game of Thrones. Though I loved the first season of the show, so I'm hoping to get past the slow beginning at some point on that one.
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This is similar to another thread, but here are a few:

Wicked - I loathed the characters in that book so much I was wishing they were alldead by the end of the third chapter.

The Scarlet Letter - Oh dang it, it's a romance. Crap, got baited into that one ... what a let down.

It and The Stand - By page 600, I couldn't take it anymore. I couldn't remember what had already happened, who this person was, what book I was even reading. Webgoji need smaller books ... with pictures.
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