I struggled with a couple of books recently and had to give them up.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey. As much as I loved the glimpse of Randle Patrick McMurphy's undershorts (boxers with white whales, given to him by an English major he was sleeping with, he said), I got so annoyed and then depressed with the misogyny. My sympathies were with Nurse Ratched, and I suggest that someone write a novel telling her side of the story.
It Can't Happen Here - Sinclair Lewis. I feel bad about this one. I adore Lewis' novels, and enjoy a bit of dystopia. I was all primed to curl up on the sofa with this book and a couple of news channels murmuring (?) in the background. Don't know exactly why I stalled. Pretty sure it's not a forever thing, like the Kesey book.
The bad news: I feel like a bookworm slob when I DNF.
The good news: Both books came from the library.
Have you DNFed lately? Do you hate it as much as I do?