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Shoot Me Now

I'm betting that, at one time or another, we've all been made to read something that we just couldn't stand - completely torturous but, darn it, we needed the course credit! So what was the book that you absolutely had to grit your teeth to finish?

Here's mine: Samuel Richardson's "Pamela," incredibly a best seller around 1740 or so. If you have so far escaped reading this novel, I congratulate you. I appreciate is significance in the canon (somewhat) but I really hated reading a book that was basically a thinly disguised authorial lecture on how women should behave. Oh shut up, Sammy.

Plus it was really boring!
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