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What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
« on: November 15, 2018, 04:29:22 PM »
For me I’d say it’s likely either Christine or the Stand by Stephen King.

Anyone else?

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Re: What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 07:11:41 PM »
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

That was over 800 pages and it was awesome.
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Re: What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 08:27:31 PM »
Don Quixote. My Barnes and Nobel version was over 900 pages I think. Real funny story but it took me several months to get through.
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Re: What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 09:07:46 PM »
Tad Williams' Otherland. I got sick once and read that for a week. Appears to have 941 pages.

Another no slouch is Laurie Garret's The Coming Plague, which is a non-fiction with 650 readable rather large pages.

Although I can't be bothered reading it, Infinite Jest is over 1000 pages.  My partner says it wasn't about all that much.

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Re: What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2018, 02:27:47 AM »
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

That was over 800 pages and it was awesome.

Ah yes I’d forgotten about those books. I’m pretty sure I read one of them at some point (or at least a fair bit of one). Can’t remember now which it was!

I do think the movies are pretty cool!  :)

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Re: What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 02:29:41 AM »
Don Quixote. My Barnes and Nobel version was over 900 pages I think. Real funny story but it took me several months to get through.

Yeah reading books can take me a while too. I’m not the fastest reader and tend to, at best, only manage around a chapter of a book per day (when I get a decent chance to read every day which hasn’t happened in a long while).

Plus, what with the book being as long as that not surprised!

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Re: What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2018, 02:49:27 AM »
Tad Williams' Otherland. I got sick once and read that for a week. Appears to have 941 pages.

Another no slouch is Laurie Garret's The Coming Plague, which is a non-fiction with 650 readable rather large pages.

Although I can't be bothered reading it, Infinite Jest is over 1000 pages.  My partner says it wasn't about all that much.

The most boring book ever written is Woodward's recent book about Trump, Fear

Was Otherland any good? I like the sound of it so far (after having had a quick peek at some online info. :-)

I get the idea that Infinite Jest is about a few different things at once - though have to say nothing jumps out (plot detail wise on Wikipedia ) that’s really hooking my interest.

Haha! I’ll bear that in mind on Trump - not that I plan on reading any book about him!! I think probably the only politician I might take the time to read a book about would be Margaret Thatcher. I’m pretty sure she wasn’t a very likeable woman/am sure she had her political faults but I can’t help but find the sound of her pretty interesting!!

 
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Re: What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2018, 09:26:45 AM »
Red Storm Rising, 888 pages ... if only the print had been 25% smaller!
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Re: What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2018, 09:43:09 AM »

Was Otherland any good? I like the sound of it so far (after having had a quick peek at some online info. :-)


Otherland is quite remarkable as a cyberpunk epic. I remember the criticism of the later books is that Tad Williams draws in so many characters that you get lost. Almost as if he's wanking about how good he is.
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Re: What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2018, 10:06:51 AM »
^^ would you recommend it for a late teens girl?
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Re: What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2018, 09:07:11 PM »
It's not steampunk. It has a lot of virtual worlds in it and the characters travel between them. It's probably one of those big books that puts more attention into world building than having an actual plot.  There is an interesting book I just spotted on a must read list called Darwin's Radio.

https://www.unboundworlds.com/2018/08/100-best-sci-fi-books/
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Re: What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2018, 10:48:40 AM »
Imajica by Clive Barker. 800+ pages.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/567704.Imajica
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Re: What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 01:37:06 PM »
Imajica by Clive Barker. 800+ pages.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/567704.Imajica

Thanks for the link! Sounds interesting to me so far.

Would you say it was good?

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Re: What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 04:56:41 PM »
I read Peter Rabbit when I was a kid.  It had to be a foot and a half long.
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Re: What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 05:36:52 PM »
Imajica by Clive Barker. 800+ pages.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/567704.Imajica

Thanks for the link! Sounds interesting to me so far.

Would you say it was good?

Yes. I read it twice.

Might read it again. Word to the wise. It is Clive Barker so there are some very graphic and disturbing things going on.
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