I have tried to read Portrait of an Artist so many times. I canNOT get through it.
Also, as a side note pertaining to many other people's lists, I loathe Tim Robbins. I think Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is the only book I've ever read which made me furious at the end that I had wasted my time with it. Maybe we should have a thread of authors that people think they should like but don't, like the classic songs thread.