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Which book from your favorite author have you not read?

Asked by Berserker (33506points) March 8th, 2015

For me it’s The Shining by Stephen King. I just never happened across it, or if I did, I wasn’t interested at the time. But ever since Doctor Sleep came out, (the sequel to The Shining) they’ve been selling The Shining everywhere. So I decided to get it, supposed to be a classic King book. Reading it now.

What about you? What’s a book from one of your favorite authors that you haven’t read? Which book is it, and why did you pass it up?

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stanleybmanly's avatar

Bleak House. And it bothers me that I’ve yet to really read it. Life is just one big tedious distraction. Like so many other things, I’ll get around to it.

talljasperman's avatar

The Thousand Orcs. By R.A. Salvatore.

muppetish's avatar

The Winter Book by Tove Jansson. It has been on my shelf for a little while and I haven’t picked it up yet. I’ve been buried under required readings from school and haven’t looked at my personal library in months.

janbb's avatar

@stanleybmanly I’ve read almost all of Dickens – even Barnaby Rudge – but Bleak House was the only one that defeated me. I do love Dickens though.

gailcalled's avatar

Glad to know that. I really enjoyed the Masterpiece Theatre mini-series of Bleak House and was thinking of trying the novel…but forewarned.

janbb's avatar

@gailcalled Yeah the series was good and as always, there was some magnificent imagery and writing in it, but I couldn’t push into it far enough. May try again one day.

Winter_Pariah's avatar

Edgar Allan Poe is not my favorite author (that would be Herman Hesse), but he’s in my top 5.

Anyway, I have not gotten the chance to read The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and am on the hunt for it.

David_Achilles's avatar

Winter_Pariah
Check out this link for the pdf file of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. I knew it was out there because I had started to read it. Hunt no more!
http://pinkmonkey.com/dl/library1/pym.pdf

Uasal's avatar

Winter, don’t bother. It’s boring and tedious. Not his best work.

From J.R.R. Tolkien, I’ve not yet finished The Histories of Middle Earth.

From a Marion Zimmer Bradley, I’ve got some Darkover books to finish up.

From Richard Dawkins, River Out of Eden.

Winter_Pariah's avatar

@Uasal Thanks, but I enjoyed it. I have a tendency to enjoy things that others have often declared boring (like War and Peace, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire…).

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