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Old 11-20-2014, 07:40 AM
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For me it was Silmarillion. No offence to the great writer, but it's really boring....(

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Old 11-20-2014, 08:41 AM
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Wuthering Heights.
I can't for the life of me get past a few last chapters.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:47 AM
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It by Stephen King.
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Originally Posted by NokturnalMe View Post
Wuthering Heights.
I can't for the life of me get past a few last chapters.
Omg it's such a glorious novel. Please do try again another time.
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Omg it's such a glorious novel. Please do try again another time.
It's the English. The manner in which it was written just slows down the reading process for me IMHO.
I'll try my best. It is a masterpiece indeed.
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After perusing a few pages of the listed 'intolerable literature', I've realized that the most stated ones were often classics. Not that I'm surprised, because I've tried to put myself through a few I convinced myself were 'necessary reads' for a writer. If anything, I'm just surprised about the irony and how they're even named 'classics' in the first place, with literary fiends pronouncing its ingenious all the time, while most of us writers here could not even sit through more than a dozen pages of those books. Perhaps it was the manner in which those books were written and the way language has 'advanced' since then. Or transformed, for want of a better word. I find it really hard to fathom the way the sentences are structured and contexts of phrases when I sit through classics; i.e a few listed above (emma/wuthering heights...)

I picked up wuthering heights when I was around fifteen. If you were to ask me what I thought about it, all I could even remember was forcing my eyes to go over every word from the first to the last page. The feeling? It felt like my mind was being hauled through literal acid. Yet I compelled myself to read on because I hated putting books down once I've started. I picked up Emma the other day, but after sifting through it and when I started to recollect how I felt when I was reading WH, I timidly put it back on the shelf. Great Expectations was rather tolerable, if not enjoyable. Quite dense, but understandable. I found the allegory behind it rather trite, but I'm guessing during the era that it was published, it came out more or less a novelty. I liked the message from Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, but reading it wasn't very enjoyable either. Again, because of its density.

I mean, classics are named so for a reason. I reckon the reason why most people can't sit through them definitely has to do with the dense writing structures and manner during those times. Exhausting for casual perusal, but could be interesting in literary study/analysis for people who are serious or majoring in literature.


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I had difficulty getting through The Catcher in the Rye, but couldn't put down To Kill a Mockingbird. I always feel like something's wrong with me if I don't like a classic.
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"In The Line of Fire" is the book interesting to read. I hope that you can complete it within 3 days.
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Atlas Shrugged.
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