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Books I've tried to read, and failed.

* The Bible. Got through maybe half of Genesis and gave up. Reason: Long, boring, stupid, with crappy language style.

* "A Clockwork Orange." I got half a chapter in and was like, "I have absolutely no clue what the hell is going on, because this is written in gibberish," and gave up on it.

* Several Stephen King books. Just reading the first ten pages of any Stephen King book will put me to sleep. For a horror writer, he has the absolutely most boooorring writing style I have ever run across.

* "Imajica" by Clive Barker. This one was unusual in that I read it almost all the way to the end, stopped for reasons I don't remember, and haven't gone back to it.

* "The Illuminatus Trilogy" by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea. I got about 3/4ths of the way through this long, complicated, weirdly-written book the last time I attempted it, before being like, "I've had this book checked out from the library for a few months now. At this rate, it will take me a year to finish the danged thing" and giving up.

* "Moby Dick." I never even got past the third page. Attempting to read this book was the reading equivalent of walking through drying cement while carrying a 100-pound backpack, while fighting off the effects of a powerful sleeping pill.

* "A Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood. Only got a few pages in before sheer terror of the world it portrayed caused me to throw the book away like it was carrying ebola.

More later, as I remember them.

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