Sometimes, you start reading a book... and then stop... and then start once again... and so on, ad infinitum.
I started reading The Accursed months ago. I bought it because the premise sounded very intriguing, but I've had a hard time remaining engaged enough to finish it once and for all. I'm certainly not one to shy away from difficult books, but I find that The Accursed is more muddled than challenging. There are times when I really get into it, and then suddenly the narrative meanders away, and so does my attention.
So, while I haven't given up on the book, I'm taking it one page at a time (whenever those times may be), and will finish it at my own glacial pace.