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Updated on Apr 22, 2020. Posted on Apr 22, 2020

Name One Book You Started But Absolutely Could Not Finish

*Slowly closes book and tosses it across the room.*

Listen — no matter how much of a bookworm you are in your soul — there's likely been at least ONE book that was so...questionable...you couldn't allow yourself to finish it, whether because it was too disturbing, too confusing, or, ya know, just plain bad.

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So, with all of that in mind, what's one book that you started but never finished, and why?

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Maybe it was something highly praised, like Cormac McCarthy's The Road, that was too depressing for you to make it to the final page.

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Or perhaps you found the use of a fabricated language a little too difficult to follow and just couldn't get into Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange.

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Heck, maybe you tried to read E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey at the height of its popularity and just...couldn't. For...ya know...reasons.

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Share the title of the book and a little bit about WHY you couldn't finish it in the comments below for a chance to be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post and/or video!

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