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Puggie Winnings
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Books you couldn't be bothered with, and skipped right to the end.

My earliest memory of this is with the Bible. Sod the hippy couple and their fruit-neurosis, I wanted to read about the whore with seven heads, and the lion with 6 wings, and eyes all over ("even under his wings") that we can look forward to seeing when things kick off.

I did it with Conrad's Lord Jim, as well. It was too dense, so I flicked to the end in hope that the lazy faintheart would get what he deserved...

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Spearmint Rhino
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I skipped most of Dear Boy, the Keith Moon biography, and went straight to the bit in the index marked "pranks" or "practical jokes" or whatever.

Did the same with Aerosmith's Walk This Way, pretty much, although it didn't have an index.

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Tristram Shandy, but I hardly think I'm alone. Then I went back and read the whole thing anyway, so I'm not sure that counts.
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Tubby Isaacs
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You did better than me with that. I was intrigued when I heard about this odd book, and namedropped it a lot when I was 18 and how the hero didn't even get born until a few hundred pages in.

Then I tried reading it. I struggle with Cloud Atlas, so it's not surprising that I didn't do much good with this.

But I did see a very good stage monologue of it.

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Andy C
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The Radio 4 serialisation of Tristram Shandy a couple of months ago was superb - it achieved something I'd have though was near impossible, and did it really well.
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Ginger Yellow
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"The Radio 4 serialisation of Tristram Shandy a couple of months ago..."

Aargh! Why does nobody tell me about these things?

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