Re: The World's Most Difficult Books?
Originally Posted by Hamlet
I'd second Liam and encourage you to read her. You won't find any novels more beautiful than To The Lighthouse and Mrs Dalloway - really, really astonishing prose - it's sometimes like reading a tightrope walker, you read with your mouth open, thinking, 'Oh my God, she's going to fall off!'
And in a way, both books are about the first world war. One of the main characters of Mrs Dalloway is a shell-shocked veteran. And the two halves of To The Lighthouse take place either side of the war, so that it forms a kind of abyss at the heart of the novel.
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad. - George Bernard Shaw