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The ShortList Book Blog

There are some books, which, try as you might, you're unable to finish. Sure, you've started it a million and one times, yet somehow you stay stuck on paragraph five of the first chapter. Here, four valiant members of ShortList give their accounts on getting to grips with their literary nemeses.

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