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Most long and boring book ever written

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Siwi Thu 03-Dec-15 17:23:27

Done Proust. Done Nelson Mandela autobiography etc.

Siwi Thu 03-Dec-15 17:23:53

It's a parent idea.

wizzywig Thu 03-Dec-15 19:53:25

The Book Thief

UnDeuxTroisCatsSank Thu 03-Dec-15 19:53:52

Infinite Jest.


BondJayneBond Thu 03-Dec-15 19:55:20

Moby Dick

RatherBeRiding Thu 03-Dec-15 19:55:22

War and Peace.

Cacofonix Thu 03-Dec-15 19:55:41

I second Moby Dick.

daisydalrymple Thu 03-Dec-15 19:57:14

Woman in white. Sorry. I know its a classic. I hated it.

Siwi Thu 03-Dec-15 20:03:53

You are on the right wavelength be cause all of these are covered apart from the book thief. Which I will order if it gets a second nomination.

hefzi Thu 03-Dec-15 20:04:43

Same for me, daisy - started it umpteen times and never been able to finish. Only other book I couldn't finish was "Snow" (Orhan Pamuk - I love everything else he's written, but not that).

AlphaOmicronPi Thu 03-Dec-15 20:05:07

Middlemarch. Did it for A Levels. It goes on and on and on and on.

Siwi Thu 03-Dec-15 20:05:19

And infinite jest. Thanks. Off to google.

And I finite jest sounds fun!

BondJayneBond Thu 03-Dec-15 20:05:33

Why do you want to order a long, boring book? confused

Claraoswald36 Thu 03-Dec-15 20:05:49

I came on to say Ulysses too

LineyReborn Thu 03-Dec-15 20:06:30

Return of the Native, Hardy.

JeepersMcoy Thu 03-Dec-15 20:07:26

Infinite Jest is amazing and not at all boring! I have read it quite a few times. It is very odd though.

Maryz Thu 03-Dec-15 20:07:56

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80sMum Thu 03-Dec-15 20:08:15

Can't believe that there are people who didn't like the Woman in White! It is one of my all-time favourite books!

IrenetheQuaint Thu 03-Dec-15 20:09:12

The Golden Bowl.

80sMum Thu 03-Dec-15 20:09:38

I nominate "Nostromo" by William Conrad as unreadable!

WaitingForMe Thu 03-Dec-15 20:09:49

I'm torn between Midnights Children and Cloud Atlas. I thought both were dire.

Siwi Thu 03-Dec-15 20:09:50

When I was 18, I returned from college unexpectedly (got a lift) and found, on my Mother's bedside table, with a National Trust bookmark, in my very, very detailed teenage diary.

Need revenge boring books.

MushroomMama Thu 03-Dec-15 20:09:54

Mao biography is never ending! By Jung Chang I think

DoreenLethal Thu 03-Dec-15 20:09:57

Infinite Jest. Still only half read on my mantlepiece.

A Hilary Mantel one...yawn. Can't even remember the title. Grey cover, probably about the French Revolution IIRC.

Trooperslane Thu 03-Dec-15 20:09:56

Jesus. Middlemarch.

Tried to spoof my way through a tutorial having not read it.

Didn't work.

My tutor was her bloody biographer shock

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