There are many novels that are considered classics. When I began to list the ‘great novels,’ it amazed me to see how many of them I’d not read. Despite reading many things about it, I’ve not read A Catcher in the Rye. I own a copy but have never got past that. It just sits on my shelf hoping that one day I will get around to reading it.
Lord of The Rings is another example. I read The Fellowship of The Ring but then gave up in the middle of The Two Towers and never got to The Return of The King. I decided to watch the movies instead.
There are many other great novels – The Great Gatsby, Mrs. Dalloway. The list goes on. I also have to admit that I’ve never actually read Wuthering Heights. I know, I hold my head in shame.
I can remember reading Wind in The Willows at school. I had also put off reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley simply because I thought it was going to be too hard going until I was assigned it to read for a course and discovered that I absolutely loved it.
Do we get put off by novels simply because they have been given the ‘classic’ label? Are there any you’ve not read that you feel you should have? Which are your favourites or any you feel are overrated?by
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