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Re: longest book
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2010, 12:28:06 AM »
Does the Great Book of Amber count? It's around 1300 or 1400 pages but it's 10 books crammed into one, chapters start on the same page as the last one to make it fit.

It's a single book, so i'd say yeah. Basically an anthology. Afterall, it's "longest book" not "longest single individual novel"
read the first post... it says longest book not counting books that are multiple books in one

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Re: longest book
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2010, 02:41:56 AM »
Define book
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Re: longest book
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2010, 04:26:38 AM »
Macworld Mac Secrets - 1300 large pages. I read this in the mid-90's while I waited for my computer to do things, like copy files, download stuff over a modem, or render 3D scenes. Modern computers rarely make us wait for anything, so I could never do something like that today.

Other  than that, here are a few long fictions I've read: The Shadow Rising (393 Kwords) and Lord of Chaos (389) from the Wheel of Time, The Way of Kings (387 Kwords?).
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Re: longest book
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2010, 04:25:39 AM »
New American Standard longest by far, I've read it atleast 3 or 4 times in totality but certain sections (the Gospels etc.) up to 20 times. I haven't touched it in 5 years but we'll not get into that.
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Re: longest book
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2010, 12:41:27 AM »
I feel very stereotypical, but the longest novel I've read is also The Way of Kings ( which clocks in at 1008 pages).

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Re: longest book
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2010, 06:22:21 PM »
I believe that both the Count of Monte Crisco and Les Miserables were serial novels, which accounts in large part to their length. Serial novels, a lot like Japanese manga, is about telling the story while trying to make it last as long as possible while the story is still alive. That led to the length of many of the novels from that era.

Oh, and I've read the unabridged of both.  ;D
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Re: longest book
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2011, 08:56:08 AM »
Going off of paperback edition page counts on Amazon: Probably the expanded / complete and uncut re-release of The Stand (Stephen King) at 1141 pages. 

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I believe that both the Count of Monte Crisco and Les Miserables

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Re: longest book
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2011, 05:58:22 PM »
I believe that both the Count of Monte Crisco and Les Miserables

Freud got your tongue?    ;D
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If he did Cinnamon Buns would've come out instead of 'Crisco'.  ;)
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Re: longest book
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2011, 07:52:14 PM »
I've read the Wheel of Time...

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Re: longest book
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2011, 06:11:14 AM »
Way of Kings paperback is 1258 pages.
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Re: longest book
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2011, 06:19:19 PM »
(another bump)

I think if there's ever a lull in Brandon and Pat Rothfuss's career they should do a collaborative book and see just how long it ends up.

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Re: longest book
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2011, 08:39:13 PM »
Does the Tamuli count as one book? It's one continuous story with no breaks (I think). My copy came in at around 1600-1700 pages.