I was assigned this classic as a book report...In my Latin class !! ...The report had to be in Latin also...Loved it.. Atlas Shrugged was a fantastic book that contributed to my changing world view at that time ( 60's )...I have picked up Ulysses, by James Joyce, read a couple lines, got bored and confused, and returned it to the shelf ( where it belongs !! )...Disjointed stream of consciousness is very difficult to follow without a discernible road map...page after page without a paragraph break to let the mind contemplate and absorb what is being written is difficult to sustain...Larry
My Antonia by Willa Cather - read half, got bored and is looking pretty on my night stand. I am struggling with Wuthering Heights right now. It puts me to sleep after two paragraphs, but I'm determined I will finish it!
I have not read a lot of the classics. The language and stories bore me. I am not "intellectual" enough, I suppose, to appreciate them. I started reading "Caribbean", but reading history books with no story was never my thing, and the entire first 1/3 of that book was history. I never got past there.
I've read the classics I was forced to read in school, and that's about it. I saw the movies of the ones that were made into movies.
If you can't finish a book without forcing yourself, then it is probably not the book for you, no matter how highly recommended it comes. When a book is right for you, you will not be able to stop reading it till you get to the end, and even then you'll want more.
I'm sure this has been asked tons of times in this forum (yes, I just said tons of times), but I still want to ask. What are some books, or The Book that have/has had a huge impact on your life? I'm not entirely...