2.5 stars..let me just say I am so glad that I am done reading this. As it is a known classic I cannot quit reading, but I am so very relieved I am finished. It was difficult to get through to be sure. It wasn't terrible, but I did find most of it incredibly boring. At least now I can say I read it.Update: I originally gave this 2.5 stars, and I am sure, pissed a lot of people off. Since then, I realize how much this book has stuck with me and how memorable it really is. It's still not really the book for me, but I can appreciate how precious of a book it is and why it's a favorite for so many.