I picked The Scarlet Letter for my bookclub this month because I'd never read it and I am having a VERY difficult time with it. I don't get long stretches of quiet reading time and the LONG drawn out sentences make it difficult for me to get through. It's not that I dislike what he's saying, it's just not something that I want to jump back into. Since it was my selection however, I guess I'd better finish it!
I actually find Hawthorn to be a bit crazy but he sure does talk pretty. One of his forefathers was a judge that oversaw the Salem Witch Trials, I can't help thinking of that when I read his work.