This is the only book that I have ever not been able to finish. I am usually able to power through just about any book out of sheer determination to finish what I have started, because almost all books have a little something, right?. I am not a quitter, I'm ridiculously stubborn and will see 99% of things I do through. But not this book. I can't even remember the last part that I read. I just stopped one day and never gave it a second thought. I didn't hate it, it bored me senseless. I eventually convinced myself to watch the movie, so that maybe I'd like the movie enough to give it a shot. But even Meryl Strep couldn't convince me to ever pick the book up again. Maybe one day when I have no other book to read, no access to a book store, Nook or Internet I may try it again. Maybe.