Day Four: What is the last book you flung across the room?
I definitely do not remember throwing or flinging any books, but I know there are a few I would have liked to at some point:
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad: To this day, I still don't get the point of the story. It was dark and dreary and the entire short story is absolutely ridiculous and deserves to be flung!
Some I would have flung, if I did not get any help reading them:
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf: Let's just say, Virginia Woolf had some serious issues. I had to have major intervention to continue on. Basically, you must change your entire approach to reading Mrs. Dalloway if you want to survive it.
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy: This one I struggled with on chapter one, and I almost called it quits. Thomas Hardy wanted to be a poet, and it shows. Chapter one caused me to stumble because I was not prepared to read poetry, yet; but another blogger stopped me from giving up, and I gave it a second chance. It was not so bad.
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James: The Portrait is a frustrating read because of its characters. One happens to be the most evil man I have ever known, and another I found myself asking, as if she could hear me, "What are you doing?" It wasn't until the final chapters that it progressed only to end the way you least expected it.
Have you ever thrown a book? If so, what was it and why?