This list of ten books not to read before you die is hilarious (and very tongue-in-cheek.) My favorite was the reason not to read Proust:
“Yes, yes, he tasted a biscuit that made him think of childhood, we’ve all done that. If I want to remember my childhood I look at some photographs.”
Hemingway, Joyce, Tolstoy, and some lesser-known writers also make their appearances. I have read none of the books on the list, so I guess so far I’m a success.