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Old 04-20-2007, 06:10 PM
Longest books you've ever read

Not sure if this has been done before. Whenever my english class gets a pretty lenghty looking book, a feeling of dread washes over the class haha (I'm an exception). What are some of the longest books you've ever read. Here's my list:

Atlas Shrugged (Rand) (1,168 pages)
The Stand (King) (1,141 pages)
London (Rutherfurd) (1,126 pages)
It (King) (1,104 pages)
Sarum (Rutherfurd) (1,035 pages)
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:16 PM
Stephen King's It
Lord Of The Rings
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:31 PM
I just read 300, and the pages were so long that I had to move the book to the left or right, depending what page I was on in order to look at all the art.

I'm read SHOGUN right now. It's like, 1150 pages or something. That's pretty thick.
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:22 PM
War and Peace
The Oddesey
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Old 04-21-2007, 02:24 AM
I read Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment not too long ago but the longest I've read is probably Stephen King's It. Or at least it felt the longest.
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Old 04-21-2007, 02:51 AM
The Stand
An American Tragedy
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Old 04-21-2007, 03:07 AM
Hands down for me it was Battlefield Earth which I believe was around 1300 pages. Pretty damn good book too.
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Old 04-21-2007, 01:38 PM
The Cerebus graphic novel was 6000 pages. Yeah, I read the whole thing.

The longest novel I read was Needful Things. Something like 730 pages.

I haven't had any luck with books near 700 or more pages for some reason.
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Old 04-21-2007, 02:46 PM
I think the longest single volume book I've ever read would probably be the one-volume version of Bone. And The Tommyknockers was pretty long too (needlessly long). Can't really recall a lot of the books I've read for some reason.
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:10 PM
Probably the unabridged Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas (more than 1000 pgs.). Man, the stuff they make us read in school.
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:14 PM
the complete Dictionary.
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:59 PM
Oh yeah I also read

BATTLEFIELD EARTH
COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (unabridged)
LES MISERABLES (unabridged - twice)
THE STAND uncut
IT


I guess the longest book I read was LES MISERABLES. Not only is the text kinda small, but it's about 1200 pages. So, that's probably the winner.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:44 AM
Imajica by Clive Barker.

i think that's the only book over 1,000 pages that I've read.
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by DrJellyfingers
Imajica by Clive Barker.

i think that's the only book over 1,000 pages that I've read.
After about page 50, I felt every page of that book. God I hated it. Neat concepts, but dayamn if it didn't take forever to finish.
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:19 AM
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Originally posted by dennisv
the complete Dictionary.
But was it the Oxford English Dictionary?
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:53 PM
It
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Old 04-26-2007, 05:46 AM
I'll echo 'IT' - 'tis a hell of a long book - other than that I think my next longest book would be 'Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell' by Susanna Clarke, which is 1024 pages long.
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:41 AM
Lord of the Rings
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:38 AM
The Grapes of Wrath. I'm not sure the exact length, but it was around 540 pages.
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Old 05-24-2007, 02:17 PM
Swan Song by Robert McCammon and Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard.
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:44 PM
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Originally posted by RandalGraves
Lord of the Rings
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Old 06-18-2007, 07:03 AM
Well, I read both Testaments for my Foreign Literature class. Not the most exciting literary pieces, might I just say. They make up around 1,500 pages together (at least in my edition).

Some ten years ago I also read Gone with the Wind.

All in all, it's not the length that matters anyway. What bugs me about long books, it's tha they're so heavy, it's hard to freaking hold them. Try holding the 4 pounds that is the Bible in front of your face for 5 hours in a row. Anyway, the ideal length/size for me is usually 400-450 pages, these books are usually not too packed with events and they don't drag (although exceptions exist, of course).
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:31 PM
I just finished Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess. Holy balls it took me a week to finish it.


Seriously I think the longest book I read was some James Patterson novel.
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by adamjohnson
Lord of the Rings
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:39 PM
The Stand (uncut)
The Lord of the Rings
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:39 PM
Moby Dick and Shogun are doozies...
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Old 07-04-2007, 10:03 PM

Without a doubt Stephen King's It. I read it about 5 years ago but I think it was like 1600 pages long. I think most anyone else who has read would probably also list it as their longest read. Well thats all for now GOoD JOURNEY my fellow schmoes.
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Old 07-27-2007, 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by KcMsterpce
After about page 50, I felt every page of that book. God I hated it. Neat concepts, but dayamn if it didn't take forever to finish.
I'm just on page 120 or so of the book and I don't remember when was the last time I was so into a book. Yeah, it's very slow but I'm really, really enjoying it. I can't wait till the Dominions come into play.
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Old 07-27-2007, 05:26 PM


Clarissa by Samuel Richardson.

After slogging my way through THAT son of a gun, I found out there was a BBC adaptation with Sean Bean. I came this close to slitting my wrists because I didn't know of it earlier. >.>
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:54 AM
For the New Intellectual by Ayn Rand.

It's only about 200 pages, but it sure felt a lot longer...
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Old 07-28-2007, 02:21 PM
I guess I can say HArry Potter now. 4,500+ pages of magical goodness.

Read em two weeks ago, took about a week.

I just started IT this morning. Thought it about time.
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:17 PM
The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition (S.King)
I've read it three times, lol.
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:31 AM
Stone of Tears, by Terry Goodkind, book 2 of the Sword of Truth series. I believe it's like 1100 pages or so.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:55 AM
Storm of Swords mass market paperback: 1, 128 pages of first rate George RR Martin fantasy .

I don't have any of the books with me at my apartment, but I recall some of the books from Steve Erickson's Malazan series (also first-rate ) as being long too.
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:39 PM
My favorite book: Count of Monte Cristo
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Old 10-05-2007, 06:18 PM
Stephen King's IT
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