Q. What is the worst book that you've ever read and actually finished?
I don't even have to think about it: definitely On the Road by Jack Kerouac. It's such a classic and listed as a favourite by so many, that I felt I had to finish it. But I hated it so much and was so reluctant to read it, that it took me SIX MONTHS before I was done with it, which of course just made the hate worse. It was the boring, repetitive writing that did me in. I fully agree with what Truman Capote said about Kerouac: "That's not writing, that's typing." Guess I'll never be a Beatnik - I'm fine with that.