Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fessing Up

Paris Review editor Lorin Stein recently fessed up about the famous books he’s never read.

OK, I’ll fess up too...

Books I've never read:
  • War and Peace
  • Paradise Lost
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Winesburg, Ohio
  • Catch-22
  • Tristram Shandy

Books I've started but never finished:

  • Moby-Dick
  • Anna Karenina
  • Blood Meridian
  • Gravity’s Rainbow

Anyone else care to confess?


Tawnysha Greene said...

Yes, I've also started Anna Karenina, but could never finish it. I think I still have a bookmark stuck on page 600...

Andrew Roe said...

And then there's the dilemma... If you start a book, then stop, then come back to it later, do you start over from the beginning or pick up where you left off...

S Kay Murphy said...

Can't believe I have the MA in lit. but never read Wuthering Heights--until last week. Also started Gravity's Rainbow and stopped after I threw up (figuratively). I'm sure it's very good....

Andrew Roe said...

I did read Wuthering Heights for a novel seminar in grad school. Never read Charlotte's Jane Eyre, though.

And I just thought of another major gap in my reading: Philip Roth. I started American Pastoral a few years ago, but that's it.