I got stuck reading Choke on vacation this summer. Well, first I read Going Clear, by Lawrence Wright - which was amazing. I loved it and was totally fascinated by every word. But alas, that was not one of the 1001 books. So then I went back to Choke.
The quality of Choke is totally over my head. It is graphic and gross. I didn't wind up caring about the characters. I wasn't surprised by the "surprise" plot twist at the end. I just wanted it to be over. I understand there is some sort of literary value in this book - I just didn't personally enjoy it all that much.