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The producer of at least three television shows that you may quite like shares with us his definitive list of books that just aren't worth the bother.
1: Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
From what I can gather it’s Mills and Boon from the olden days, and really boring Mills and Boon at that. I did try reading a Jane Austen novel once, but it hadn’t got going by fifty pages so I guiltily gave up; the characters spoke in a very oblique way and it seemed to be all about hypocrisy and manners and convention; worse than that, it was really difficult to find the doing word in a sentence.