Currently reading The Charterhouse Of Parma.
It’s known to be one of the best French novels of all time. My feelings on it are mixed so far (slightly less than 1/2 through the 500 pages).
The best way I can summarize this book would be to say, it’s entirely inconsequential. The characters are only mildly interesting, and plot twists occur which can be fun, but amongst this are these long, strange expositions on ENTIRELY boring political maneuvers in the court. To be fair, the book is highly political, but these aren’t the interesting parts of the book.
I’m debating whether to finish it. I’m not really enjoying it, but I’ve already invested a lot of time into it.
What is everyone’s rule here on books they aren’t necessarily enjoying? Do they give them up? Or stick it out?