It's one of the few books that I remember enjoying when forced to read it in school. (The other was Great Expectations.) I've got it queued up on Netflix instant watch because I'm a big fan of the movie, as well.
The best film adaptation of a book I've ever seen. Truly remarkable how they nailed it with such detail.
Not that I've abandoned it, but it was hard to read. I kept going over and over the passages to examine the mind-boggling prose. Almost as if the writing was distracting from the story, if that makes any sense. I'll get back to it.