Today is Bloomsday in Dublin in honor of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. I tried to read it once and couldn’t get into it at all. I felt a little ashamed of that, but I guess for everyone, there’s one — or more — classic novels that you just can’t connect with.
What’s the one novel or book that you’re told “everyone should read” but you just couldn’t get through?
Aside from Joyce, I tried — I really did — to read War and Peace. I surrendered after about fifty pages.