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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Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky
Follow Staff Writer Tom Ellen's blog here.
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Follow Deputy Production Editor, Ben Isaacs' blog here.
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
Follow Senior Staff Writer, Andrew Dickens' blog here.
Underworld by Don DeLillo
Follow Group Production Editor, Howard Calvert's blog here.