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For the British is worse than "Harry Potter" can only be creative Beckham

March 13 2007
17:05

For years, book-renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking's "Brief History of Time" was listed as the most "compelling" book for British readers: it would necessarily be on the shelves, but could not finish.

However, recent research services "Teletext" overthrew the book with dubious pedestal. As leaders in the "unread" book came out of the famous Scottish author JK Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", as well as the famous "Ulysses" by James Joyce. They share the second and third place in the list of "insurmountable" works of art.

The most difficult is in this respect for the readers of the United Kingdom was the book "Little Vernon God" writer D.B.S. Pierre, who became the 2003 winner of the Booker Prize.

The first three ahead of "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy, "The Alchemist" Paulo Coelho, "The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie and the book by Louis de Bernières' Captain Corelli's Mandolin." According to the scientist from the University of Leeds, Kevin Killeen, who processed the survey data, a list of books "is impressive and demonstrates a high level of reader's ambitions."

In his view, the study "confirms that the main reason for the inability to finish reading the book is the lack of time for reading. In the non-fiction literature in the top ten most compelling works for the British steel memoirs of the former head of the British Ministry of Internal Affairs David Blunkett, Blunkett records and political memoirs of former U.S. president Bill Clinton's "My Life". Third among these "best sellers" - autobiography of a famous English football player David Beckham's "My Land".

Four out of every 10 polled Britons said that they could not concentrate on the content of books. Among the main reasons for this - fatigue and reluctance to exert themselves delving into reading. News is reported.

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