I read voraciously. I own something on the order of 14-17,000 books and read something on the order of two to eight books a week. Yet the list of authors that I see discussed or brought up on this forum reads like who's who of who I haven't read. I just did a search on 'best novelists of all time' to create a list of those I haven't read and it's quite daunting. I have started a few, but set them aside because if I had to read another page I would have committed suicide. Farewell to Arms springs to mind. So, with that in mind, if I haven't been able to make it through one of the authors books - then that author made my list. Who's on yours? Here's the list I used: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_100_Best_Books_of_All_Time I've read a total of two authors on this list - Camus and Orwell. It's just easier to list the authors I've read.