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To skip or not to skip boring sections of books


Robert McCrum writes about skipping parts of books. I used to think this was a very bad thing indeed but now I believe life is too short to trudge through dull sections of literature. McCrum goes on to recommend three contemporary titles that benefit from skipping – Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, Possession by AS Byatt and Freedom by Jonathan Franzen.

What other titles would you add to this list?

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Richard Davies

2 Responses to “To skip or not to skip boring sections of books”

  1. Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

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