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    What is the book you have started the most times but couldn't finish?

    For me, it's Dune. I would get 100-200 pages in and then just not care about the characters at all.

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    I have never tried to read Dune. (Nor have I seen the movie.)

    For me it's BLACK HOUSE by Stephen King and Peter Straub. I loved THE TALISMAN so I was expecting to be similarly engaged by BLACK HOUSE. I have started it twice and I just can't get interested in it at all. I found it very lackluster and boring and couldn't finish it either time.

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    Dune has been on my list for years. I'll probably pick up the audio book. I've never seen the movie, but a long time ago there was a mini series on SyFy called "Children of Dune" which I really really liked. I also remember playing a Dune real time strategy game in the either late 90's or early 2000's.
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    There have been very few mainstream books that I couldn't finish. Plenty of POD and self published books that were real turds though.

    The last big name book that I couldn't get into to and never finished was The Fireman by Joe Hill. I thought it was boring from start to wherever I stopped.

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    To add to the actual topic, it took me something like 2 or 3 tries to get the whole way through The Gunslinger. I found it to be terribly dull. That said I'm glad I made it through eventually as I really like the series as a whole.
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    None. If I put down a book that I didn’t care for and don’t finish, I don’t give it another try. For me, it gets one shot, and that’s it. There may have been a few exceptions to this rule, but none leap to mind at the moment.

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    Ughh. Dagger right through the heart. Love The Gunslinger.

    To be honest I have heard that many times though. I think I am in the minority in my love for this book.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    To add to the actual topic, it took me something like 2 or 3 tries to get the whole way through The Gunslinger. I found it to be terribly dull. That said I'm glad I made it through eventually as I really like the series as a whole.

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