A friend’s son is doing the NSW HSC this year and she tells me that one of the books they study is The Shipping News by E Annie Proulx. I remember that wryly funny, slightly melancholy, fascinating details about Newfoundland and…
Well, that was the first part. I started reading it on a beach holiday several years ago. We came home when I was almost halfway through and it languished on my bedside table for another few months before I quietly slipped it back on the bookshelf.
Although I would have said I was enjoying The Shipping News, clearly something was lacking.
A couple of weeks back, just as I was about to start reading Crime and Punishment, I heard that it was tenth on the list of books the Brits start but don’t finish. So far I’m up to page 395 (of 656). I’m quite enjoying it and determined to finish.
What’s top of your list of never-finished books?