Despite numerous attempts I could never get more than a third or so the way through Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontẽ. Upon strong reccomendations from a friend I also attempted the Gormenghast
trilogy by Mervyn Peake, starting with the first novel Titus Groan
. She and I are still friends, but I (groan
) have ever since discounted her book recommendations. A couple of hundred pages of the depressing and simultaneously dense and incomprehensible Titus Groan
was quite enough for me.