This topic from Long and Short Reviews took a bit of thought. I went through a phase many years ago of trying to catch up on my classics, so I got quite a lot of famous books under my belt in those years. I can, however, come up with one I've never managed to get through.
"Tom Jones" by Henry Fielding.
I tried, I really did. I even had a go at the Clandestine Classics version Totally Bound brought out. But it was no good - I just couldn't do it. It's so wordy and so little seems to happen that I simply gave up.
I did initially consider mentioning "Nicholas Nickleby" for this as well. I like some of Dickens, but I prefer his more deeply psychological books like "David Copperfield". I found "Nicholas Nickleby" to be too heavy on the comedy.
So which famous book have you never read?
I love Dickens. David Copperfield is one of my favourites.ReplyDelete
That and Great Expectations. I loved them.Delete
19th century authors tended to be too wordy.ReplyDelete
I did find that, but Tom Jones was particularly bad in that regard.Delete
I’ve never read Tom Jones either.ReplyDelete
I did my best, but after a few attempts I just gave up. Life's too short.Delete
You've got me on this one: I haven't read Tom Jones either, and honestly it never even crossed my mind.ReplyDelete
I only became aware of it when the Clandestine Classic version came out.Delete
It's not unusual to have not read Tom Jones.ReplyDelete
(I'm sorry/not sorry for that...XD)
I'm not complaining :)Delete