Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife
Originally Posted by globetrotter
good for you - I mean that with no sarcasim. I honestly love some of his other writing, and my wife loves his writing, and I value my ablity to read and comprehend literature. it was a bitter failure for me not to be able to handle this book.
Wow, quite a different strokes for different folks illustration. 100 Years of Solitude is easily one of my favorite books. I was completely floored by my first reading of it and have returned to it several times.
Originally Posted by GQgeek
Dune is awesome and it is popular for a million different reasons, most of which are probably valid.
I am shocked -- shocked -- to learn that you like Dune.
In the category of somewhat difficult but worth it I would include William Gaddis's A Frolic of His Own
. His unpunctuated, immersive writing style can be difficult to get into at first, but it is absolutely brilliant when you surrender to it and let yourself be carried along by the tide. They are a bit like Absalom, Absalom
(or other Faulkners for that matter) in that way.