Atlas Shrugged was a very hard read. Or any Russian novel. Very wordy. I try to read some to broaden my horizons so to speak.
Depends. I love LotR, even though he goes on and on and on, can't stand stuff like Wuthering Heights.
I've tried Jane Austen, Les Miz and a couple of others and couldn't do it. The language throws me off.
Depends on the novel. There are some I really like and some I cannot get through because they're so boring to me.