7: Ã€ la Recherche du Temps Perdu â€“ Marcel Proust
Yes, yes, he tasted a biscuit that made him think of childhood, weâ€™ve all done that. If I want to remember my childhood I look at some photographs.
— from Richard Wilson’s 10 books not to read before you die, a list extracted from his book Canâ€™t Be Arsed: 101 Things Not to Do Before You Die.
Very refreshing — I’m unspeakably happy to find someone else who was bored spitless by Hemingway. I disagree about Lord of the Rings, not that I ever made it past the interminable trudging through forest in the middle of the second book — but I would cheerfully go to Peter Gabriel concerts and did read Dune (which mostly sucked). And I did like Pride and Prejudice.