But I am coming to think that I need to narrow my focus a bit. After all, many of the books on this list are unnecessary...maybe I'll get to the eleven Coetzee on here (I only have nine to go) but maybe I won't.
What has prompted this is that I have made yet another attempt to read JG Ballard's Crash and simply cannot stomach it. I had enough of this with American Psycho. So my question is, what is the point of continuing? Am I going to miss something glorious by shedding this books, making the executive decision to not return?
If not, I think the book will go on the "shed" pile very quickly. I'm reaching critical mass, and there are likely many, many other books that I won't have to squirm through.