I've done Proust. I've done Shakespeare. I've done Joyce. I've done Melville. Sooner or later I'm just going to have to break down and do Don Quixote. Everyone else has: "William Faulkner read it every year. Former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez peruses it daily. One expert recommends you read it three times before you die, while another envies those who haven't touched it - yet."