Following on from the 100 books the UK can't live without, this list was in the paper this morning - the 10 books you're least likely to finish.
1. Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling
3. Ulysses - James Joyce
4. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis de Bernieres
5. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
6. The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
7. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
8. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
9. The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
10. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky (I am proud to say despite falling asleep almost as soon as I picked it up each night, I knocked the bastard off and it was worth it.)
I have struggled and failed to make it through The Famished Road (not another freakin' ghost, mosquito coil, sad thing happening, etc), Midnight's Children (I tried at least three times, I know the opening page almost verbatim), Possession (who cares?) and although I have had a copy of The Rainbow since I was 16, I've never made it past the first page where the Brangwen women look up from the gray soil to the gray sky and beyond the gray church ... I also gave up on Mao the Untold Story after a gzillion pages, because it made me so mad/sad/outraged and gave me RSI in my wrist (have you seen how big that book is??)
On the non-fiction list of 10 books you're least likely to finish were some real surprises - My Side by David Beckham, I Can Make You Thin by Paul McKenna, and Jade: My Autobiography by Jade Goody. Who would have thunk it?