In light of my abortive attempt at reading The Gone Away World I started thinking back at other books that I gave up on before finishing. I can’t remember any book in the recent past, other than what sparked this post, that I quit on. For the most, if I read a book I’m not keen on, I can still find some way to plow through until the end.
The only other book that springs to mind is Dhalgren by Delaney. That one I started and stopped several times before I managed to force myself to finish it, and I didn’t like it one bit. I should have left it alone but it’s a classic so I there you go.
But what about you? What books have you stopped reading and why?