What’s the hardest/most challenging book you’ve ever read? Was it worth the effort? Did you read it by choice or was it an assignment/obligation?
Oh my goodness! I think M and I will agree that the most challenging we've ever had to read was Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. It was for an AP English class we took together our senior year of high school and I truly thought I was going to die before finishing it. So was it worth the effort? Honestly, no, because I don't even remember doing all that well on the test or writing assignments afterwards. Haha. Most of it, until we discussed the ideas in class, went straight over my head due to the ridiculous wordy sentences with old fashioned language and extremely small print. Such a tease. Sure the book was maybe a centimeter thick, too bad the font was like 8pt and margins like .5.
Ah the memories of high school, how I'll never want to go back! :) What about you guys? What was the most difficult book for you to read?