Sunday, September 05, 2010

13 Books Nobody's Read But Say They Have

13 Books Nobody's Read But Say They Have (PHOTOS)

There are several there that I haven't read, but I've also read some of the more than once.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've read a few, a couple in abridged editions.

I've always said that I haven't read THE NAME OF THE ROSE.

Jeff

Bill Crider said...

I haven't read that one, either, but I saw the movie.

George said...

I haven't read IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME (I've tried twice) and INFINITE JEST (although I own a copy). I've read the rest.

Anonymous said...

George: you da man!

I've started the Proust 3-4 times but so far can't get past 50 pages. Some day.

Jeff

Nik said...

A strange list. I've read Canterbury Tales, Christmas Carol, Moby Dick, The Name of the Rose (overrated), Swann's Way (lengthy reminiscences evoked by a dunked madeleine), Don Quixote (very sad ending!) and War and Peace ('It's about Russia,' said Woody Allen). Two others on the list are on my tbr list, the rest I don't want to bother with, thanks.

Toby O'B said...

"Moby Dick" and "Don Quixote" are the only ones I can claim I read. I've seen the movies for a few of the others. And there's always the "Summarize Proust Competition" from 'Monty Python's Flying Circus'.....

I would've thought something by Pynchon or that Mark Helprin book "Winter's Tale" might have made the cut....

Richard R. said...

I have read 4 of them, have little desire to read the others. I'm not that into "I won't like it, but it's good for me".

Richard S. Wheeler said...

I've read all of Don Quixote, The Canterbury Tales, Democracy in America, and A Christmas Carol. I made a stab at Faulkner, floundered, and think he is grossly overrated. I tried Moby-Dick and gave up, swamped in empty words. Tried War and Peace and lasted 200 pages. It is reputed to be the world's best novel, but I doubt it.