Originally Posted by Apache
It may have been because I was 17 at the time.
I have had so many negative memories of that attempt that I have never had the least desire to go back and attempt to read it again.
I could not get into The Dark Tower Series either.
If you ever change your mind, I might recommend skipping that long, boring, and unnecessary introductory segment, "The Custom House", which comprises almost 20% of the book's length. Past that point, which is where the story of Hester Prynne really begins, it's quite fascinating.