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Revealed - the books us Brits never finish reading

"War and Peace" rubbed shoulders with "The Satanic Verses" on a list of the 10 ten novels that Britons are least likely to finish reading, according to a study on Monday.
Ten non-fiction titles won the same dubious accolade with David Blunkett's lengthy autobiography "The Blunkett Tapes" topping the list. The Teletext Reading Report asked 4,000 Britons about their reading habits.

big surprise is that anyone bought Blunketts book in the 1st place - same with Jade Goody'e book

Top 10 fiction titles which Britons cannot finish:
1. Vernon God Little, by DBC Pierre 2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling 3. Ulysses, James Joyce 4. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis De Bernieres 5. Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell 6. The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie 7. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho 8. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy 9. The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy 10.Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky

Non fiction: 1. The Blunkett Tapes, David Blunkett 2. My Life, Bill Clinton 3. My Side, David Beckham 4. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, Lynne Truss 5. Wild Swans, Jung Chang 6. Easy Way to Stop Smoking, Allen Carr 7. The Downing Street Years, Margaret Thatcher 8. I Can Make You Thin, Paul McKenna 9. Jade: My Autobiography, Jade Goody 10. Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?: And 114 Other Questions, Mick O'Hare

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Re: Revealed - the books us Brits never finish reading

I've finished 4 of those in the list out of five I started. The only one I attempted and did not complete was Ulysses. But then I would read the back of a cornflakes box if I didn't have a book to hand.
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