What was the hardest book you have ever read

United States
August 15, 2008 6:31pm CST
Mine was probably Interview with the vampire. I had to read a lot of pages over to fully understand what they were talking about. What about you guys. Whats the toughest book you have ever read
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@DreamOn01 (146)
• United States
29 Aug 08
The hardest book I read (and finished) was Ulysses by James Joyce. It was definitely complex, and even though I studied the book in a college course, I still feel there was a lot that I missed. I started Moby D*ck but never finished it, but I don't recall if it was because it was hard or just dry.
@quinnkl (1668)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I too, as many have said, have never been able to get through War and Peace. I read a LOT, and always need books to read, so I can read and "get through" just about anything, but I just can't get through that one!
• United States
18 Aug 08
Almost any of the novels written in the 19th century have been hard for me to read. That includes the books by the Bronte sisters or Jane Austen. I enjoy the stories, but I must admit that I'm thankful they were made into movies. It helped me understand what's going on in them. As my sister says, "Somewhere in all those words is a story."
• Canada
17 Aug 08
the hardest book ive ever tried to read is don quxiote de la mancha in original spanish. I hvaent quite finished but i comeback to it every now and again.
• United States
16 Aug 08
The hardest book I have read is the Bible. It is very hard to understand and I don't know a lot of words in this book.
@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
16 Aug 08
some of shakespeare...some of the language is hard. plus i am not very good with poetry.
• Indonesia
16 Aug 08
Rich dad Poor Dad second edition up.... are suck. The first edition is very very good. I love to read until now and play the game cashflow 101 dan 202. But second edition and so on....so hard to read. Whenever i read i fell headache. My suggestion for you who want to read rich dad poor dad is buy first edition and buy the game. You'll understand.
@thaMARKER (3096)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
every time i choose a book to read, i make sure of these things: - font is at least 10 times new roman - in English - without scientific formula - maximum of 2000 pages - for free the kind of book that i've tried understanding for a long time because i had no choice but to, was a Chinese manual of my former phone. hehehe.. I have a phone before, bought in hongkong. the manual is written in chinese and i need to follow some instructions in the handbook for some applications to work but then again it's Chinese written. Good thing I have a translator in that phone so I translated it one by one.. geez, it took me a long time.
@ThisBeIt (22)
• United States
16 Aug 08
The hardest book I ever read was The Yearling. It wasn't that hard of a book, but the fact that I was in the third grade didn't help.
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Wuthering Heights, which I never finished. The characters spoke this strange version kind of English that I couldn't understand. I don't think I got past the first chapter.
• United States
16 Aug 08
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand...i loved the book but it was so long i didnt think i was ever going to finish it.
• United States
15 Aug 08
I had to read Tess of the D'urbevilles (or something like that, not sure if spelling is accurate) back in high school. Oh my god was that rough. I couldn't stay focused on it at all. It wasn't necessarily that the reading was hard, it was just so boring. And I had to read it of course for class. I just could not keep my mind focused on that god awful thing.
@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Aug 08
War and Peace - and I never finished it.