Originally Posted by PhilThePain
Someone mentioned books that are "hard to read". What are examples of books that are hard to read and what makes them so? I'm guessing Lord of the Rings is an example because I tried to read Lord of the Rings 3-4 times from the beginning and stopped each time. I just couldn't get into it.
The Lord Of The Rings is not difficult, I don't think. Sure it's long, but the story is so strong that it just carries you through. You want a really difficult read by Tolkien, try The Silmarillion or the Unfinished Tales. I love all of them, cause I happen to be a bit of a Tolkien nut, but my God, those books were a bit of a challenge. The Hobbit is easy to read, but then it's a children's book, so of course it's meant to be easy to read.