No idea why, but getting through this book is damn near impossible for me. I'm interested in the later part of the book, but the first 20-30 description filled pages are killing it for me. (Reddit user nosameel)
About two years ago a small group of my friends and I decided to try and broaden our reading and add a few 'classics' into our usual mix of books. We've read about twenty books together now and I've given up on three of them. They were The Heart of Darkness, Moby Dick and The Alchemist, I'd rather go to the dentist and have all my teeth pulled out than be forced to finish reading any of them.