It seems we’re not alone when it comes down to leaving a book in the midst of reading it, when what’s written in there escapes our intellectual capacity. About a day ago (at the time of writing this post), tha_grinch from reddit asked exactly this question, and the replies/comments came flooding in.
Have you ever had to stop reading a novel, because it appeared to be beyond your intellectual capabilities? If so, which book was it and why? - Reddit self.books.
Unsurprisingly so, the award for the most unread books goes to Ulysses & War & Peace. With respect to War & Peace, many others comment that it just has too many characters to follow, and add to this fact that almost every character is referred to by at least 2-3 names. I’ve dropped it too, two times over no. I just couldn’t keep up with it. But it still looms, in the background somewhere; wanting to be picked up again, and read again. Maybe someday, I’ll get back to it. But for now, there are more interesting, and plainly written literature waiting. Ulysses, on the other hand can’t be understood or followed by most. Nonetheless, this doesn’t stop us now, does it?
Comments On Ulysses - Reddit self.books.
If you did like to find out more about titles that’ve been left unread by scores of others just like us, then head over to this thread, and give it a read. It’s a treasure trove of reviews, new titles you’ve not heard about, and generally funny comments.
What Book Have You Left Unfinished?
Do let me know by leaving a comment below, if you’ve left any reads unfinished so far, and why? I would love to know why.