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What classic books do you hate?


Are there any "classic" books that you think are poorly written or that you just couldn't get into for the life of you?

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    LastRoseofSummer2 3 years ago

    I am the same way! I have read "The Hobbit", but I can't get into "The Lord of the Rings". It just doesn't hold my interest. I feel like a traitor to the literary world, but what can I do? :)

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    Matt Doran (Iammattdoran) 3 years ago

    I agree with the wasting time sentiment. Sometimes I try and read some of these classics because I feel like I 'should' in order to be better read but I often labour through them slowly with disinterest


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    Matt Doran (Iammattdoran) 3 years ago

    I love Metamorphosis. Although I guess maybe I romanticise it slightly as I discovered Kafka whilst travelling in Czech when I was 19 and so the book reminds of a good time. I struggled with his 'The Trial' though, Still not finished that one

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    LastRoseofSummer2 3 years ago

    I have not read "Wuthering Heights", but I know the story and I 100% agree with you. I also agree with your preferred choices :)

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    ketage 3 years ago

    I actually loved the Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens :)

    But I do agree with you, most Russian classics I have read are very sombre.

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