Here is a fun question for Friday – I’m really interested in getting some reader feedback on this point. Thomas Jefferson once admitted that he found it difficult to read through an entire Platonic dialogue. I myself have never been able to read through all of Statius’ Thebaid (and find Silver Latin Epic in general rather rough going on the whole).
What author or work do you find it impossible to read through? I don’t mean to ask which authors (such as Aeschylus or Thucydides) you find stylistically difficult or challenging, but rather, which authors are so obscure, perplexing, or boring that you cannot find the patience to endure them?