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Hey, What is the longest book you have ever read?

Post by Jen319164 » 24 Mar 2014, 08:22

Personally my books are generally the same size and the only book that I ever read that was more than 600 pages was Harry Potter. (cheesy right) But I was interested in what other people have read :)

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Post by MrsT810 » 24 Mar 2014, 08:35

same for me... whatever Harry Potter is the longest is my longest read. haha

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Post by Lolla » 24 Mar 2014, 08:50

Currently reading my longest one - IT by Stephen King
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Post by jazzybear » 24 Mar 2014, 09:31

The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling.

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Post by JenniferBoyce » 24 Mar 2014, 10:53

The longest book I've ever read is "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy, coming in at a whopping 1,392 pages. I read that a few years ago and have tried to find a longer book ever since, but to no avail. :)

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Post by DBarber0322 » 24 Mar 2014, 10:59

Not focusing on number of pages but rather the story line itself, i would have to say "The Valley of Amazement." This book should have been titled "The book that Never Ends."

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Post by JenniferBoyce » 24 Mar 2014, 11:01

DBarber0322 wrote:Not focusing on number of pages but rather the story line itself, i would have to say "The Valley of Amazement." This book should have been titled "The book that Never Ends."
Ha, that's a good one!

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Post by Doodahday6 » 30 Mar 2014, 18:40

Pillars of the Earth is the longest book I have read.

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Post by Ambient Noise » 30 Mar 2014, 22:17

That would be Gone with the Wind. I spent most of a day reading it, and was rather tired by the end. I suppose it wasn't necessarily the length that made it long, but the fact that it took me almost all day to read it, and it would have taken longer if I hadn't been somehow convinced that reading it in a day would be worth bragging about.

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Post by AmandaR » 31 Mar 2014, 08:41

I think Gone with the Wind was the longest. I could be forgetting one though.
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Post by npandit » 31 Mar 2014, 08:53

I think this is such a good question, because sometimes I read books that are long in page count, but feel short because they are so interesting; but other times I read a book and it feels like it goes on forever, even if the page count is less.

I remember we were assigned to read "Wives and Daughters" by Elizabeth Gaskell for school, and it's the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this thread, because all I can remember about this book was that it was LONG; but I just looked it up, and it's only 468 pages! Harry Potter's Order of the Phoenix is 896 pages, so I know for a fact this wasn't the longest book I've ever read, even though it felt like it! :)

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Post by AMP76 » 31 Mar 2014, 08:59

Anna Karenina was 691.
The Idiot was 582.
Gone with the Wind was 695.
Fall of Giants was 848.
Housr of Earth 853.

I am certain I have read thousand pagers, but nothing is really jumping out at me from the shelves right now.
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Post by shilpabenny » 31 Mar 2014, 11:17

"Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts - 933 pages :D
Though some bits in the plot gets stretched, it is a page turner and I loved his way of story telling

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"Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts - 933 pages :D
Though some bits in the plot gets stretched, it is a page turner and I loved his way of story telling

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Post by redja » 02 Apr 2014, 12:12

Atlas Shrugged at 1069 pages. Or the Great Book of Amber at 1258, but that's ten books in one volume.

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Post by PashaRu » 26 Apr 2014, 15:48

Does the Bible count? The edition I read is about 1600 pages. Yes, I've read 'em all.

And several of Dickens' novels come in at 900-1000 pages.
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