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longest book
« on: September 12, 2010, 01:12:51 AM »
Whats the longest book you've read? not including the books that are multiple books in one. how many pages?
For me it is the book i'm currently reading... Way of Kings by brandon sanderson 1008 pages
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Re: longest book
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 03:00:07 AM »
Probably War and Peace.

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Re: longest book
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 04:35:00 AM »
The version of Les Miserables I read was a memorable 1492 pages. Not sure that's the longest I've read, but possibly.
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Re: longest book
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 04:39:50 PM »
The Count of Monte Cristo (around 1600-ish pages?)  It moves along at a good clip, but it was too large to comfortably read in bed.  This is one of things that makes me want an ereader.
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Re: longest book
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 08:05:05 PM »
For novels it was probably The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough. I believe it was 1,200 pages. Longer doesn't mean better.

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Re: longest book
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010, 12:13:22 AM »

Was TCoMC really that long?  I guess that would make it the longest book I've read as well.
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Re: longest book
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2010, 12:49:37 AM »

Was TCoMC really that long?  I guess that would make it the longest book I've read as well.


Dude, the unabridged version is huge. Did you not notice it when you read it, and how could you not? Or did you e-book it or something? :P
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Re: longest book
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010, 01:14:28 AM »

Read it on my computer. :P
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Re: longest book
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2010, 05:55:53 PM »
Abridged versions are common.  They completely excise several sub-plots.
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Re: longest book
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2010, 06:29:28 PM »
Abridged versions are common.  They completely excise several sub-plots.

Which is lame, considering how intricate all the subplots are. It all flows together very well in an extremely well woven tapestry of a story.
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Re: longest book
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2010, 05:37:59 AM »
We read it for book club (at church) a couple of years ago.  A few of us got the full version and some got the abridged version.  It made for some confusing discussion.  One girl showed up with the Cliffs Notes, and when I looked at it I realized that it was the Cliffs Notes of the abridged version.   
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Re: longest book
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2010, 11:41:56 PM »
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.
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Re: longest book
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2010, 03:57:42 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"
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Re: longest book
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2010, 04:16:09 AM »
We read it for book club (at church) a couple of years ago.  A few of us got the full version and some got the abridged version.  It made for some confusing discussion.  One girl showed up with the Cliffs Notes, and when I looked at it I realized that it was the Cliffs Notes of the abridged version.   

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That's just hilarious.  I so need to read this one.  Got a free e-book copy from Barnes&Noble a while ago.  I absolutely loved the Caviezel-version of the movie.
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Re: longest book
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2010, 06:46:58 AM »
We read it for book club (at church) a couple of years ago.  A few of us got the full version and some got the abridged version.  It made for some confusing discussion.  One girl showed up with the Cliffs Notes, and when I looked at it I realized that it was the Cliffs Notes of the abridged version.   

Hah! That sounds like a fun time.

Yeah, I need to read it too. It's on the list.