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- February 8, 2009 by jasonmclaughlin
- Why I gave up on "Heart of Darkness"
There are very few books I've started but not finished. I generally try to completely avoid books that I won't finish, and I have a sort of completion compulsion toward finishing books I start to read. I am not similarly disabled when trying to WRITE a book, unfortunately.
I stopped because it was the first in an overwhelming stack of 12 books we were supposed to read during the summer before AP English in high school. Silly Mr. Soley. Summer reading? For class? No, that will not do.
I will probably finish this book someday on my own. In fact...just added it to my *someday* reading list. There. Are you happy, Mr. Soley? I still got a 3 on the AP test (minimum required to get college credit from it) and I didn't read any of the novels, and only half-understood the poetry. Good thing I had some pizazz to offer in the writing department. If only I had pizzas to offer as well, I might have bumped that score up even farther.