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What Was The Longest Book You Ever Read?

Maximus Rex
Maximus Rex Pulchritudo in Conspectu RegisThe EmpreyanMembers Posts: 6,354 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 2012 in The Social Lounge
The longest books I ever read were:

War and Peace 1,440 pages.

Bill Clinton's Autobiography My Life 1,008 pages

and a biography on Eleanor Roosevelt that was about 900 pages.
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  • MissK
    MissK #Lurkerlivesmatter FuckyouIcontribute Behind a DeskMembers Posts: 4,103 ✭✭✭✭✭
    War and Peace -over 1000
    Gone With the Wind-over 1000
    A Suitable Boy-over 1000
    Les Miserables-over 1000

    Various other compilations
  • Melanin_Enriched
    Melanin_Enriched Your favorite basketball-american gentleman Members Posts: 22,868 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Half of a harry potter book.
  • jono
    jono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Members Posts: 30,280 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Probably. A People's History...don't know how many pages that is.
  • CracceR
    CracceR ૐ☯★♑☮⌘ Members Posts: 4,346 ✭✭✭✭✭
    probably the bible
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch A Tribe Called Fresh Philly, PA, by way of Ca$hville, TNMembers Posts: 3,239 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm not sure. I've read a lot here and there, but I couldn't say or probably even remember the title of the book. I did read One Hundred Years of Solitude in high school though. And Paradise Lost and most of Paradise Regained in college.

    I refuse to read Moby 🤬 though.
  • Maximus Rex
    Maximus Rex Pulchritudo in Conspectu Regis The EmpreyanMembers Posts: 6,354 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Plutarch wrote: »
    I refuse to read Moby 🤬 though.

    Why?

  • LUClEN
    LUClEN Absence makes the heart grow fonder of someone else Members Posts: 20,559 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wow i feel like such an illiterate

    longest book I read was about 400 pages.. How long does it take you to finish a book with 1000+ pages?
  • Maximus Rex
    Maximus Rex Pulchritudo in Conspectu Regis The EmpreyanMembers Posts: 6,354 ✭✭✭✭✭
    RodrigueZz wrote: »
    Wow i feel like such an illiterate

    longest book I read was about 400 pages.. How long does it take you to finish a book with 1000+ pages?

    It depends the type set, size of the font, your vocabulary, the language used, (Shakespeare or the King James version might be a harder to read because of the Middle English. Some people say Iceberg Slim's 🤬 is hard to read because of street slang being used.)

    You also have to factor in the intended audience, your interest in the subject, and how much and how fast you read. It took me about six weeks to read War and Peace.






  • Arya Tsaddiq
    Arya Tsaddiq Shalawam The Daughter of BabylonMembers Posts: 15,334 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The Bible

    Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • DarcSkies
    DarcSkies TRUST IN ALLAH BUT TIE UP YOUR CAMEL Members Posts: 13,791 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Executive Orders by Tom Clancy lol
  • janklow
    janklow god's lonely man. Members, Moderators Posts: 8,613 Regulator
    get back to me when you're all about that Gulag Archepelago (which in total clocks in at something like 1814 pages of pure depression)
    Plutarch wrote: »
    I refuse to read Moby 🤬 though.
    there's no logical reason for this, Moby 🤬 is excellent
  • A.J. Trillzynski
    A.J. Trillzynski the IC's Patrick BatemanMembers Posts: 2,270 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2012
    1,138 pages

    IT+cover.jpg

    GOAT horror novel
  • MissK
    MissK #Lurkerlivesmatter FuckyouIcontribute Behind a DeskMembers Posts: 4,103 ✭✭✭✭✭
    RodrigueZz wrote: »
    Wow i feel like such an illiterateg

    longest book I read was about 400 pages.. How long does it take you to finish a book with 1000+ pages?

    Agree with Maximus, lots of variables but it can be done in as little as a week if it's for my interests. Much longer for required reading or if the text needs a lot of translation.
  • Cymicaldane
    Cymicaldane The Danish OG Members Posts: 2,109 ✭✭✭✭✭
    War and peace. Longer than average
    in the name of the rose 800 pages
  • MissK
    MissK #Lurkerlivesmatter FuckyouIcontribute Behind a DeskMembers Posts: 4,103 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1,138 pages

    IT+cover.jpg

    GOAT horror novel

    This book scared the 🤬 out of me when I was younger!
    That and Christine

  • Maximus Rex
    Maximus Rex Pulchritudo in Conspectu Regis The EmpreyanMembers Posts: 6,354 ✭✭✭✭✭
    janklow wrote: »
    get back to me when you're all about that Gulag Archepelago (which in total clocks in at something like 1814 pages of pure depression)

    I read the arbridged version. The Soviets were savage with that gulag system.
  • janklow
    janklow god's lonely man. Members, Moderators Posts: 8,613 Regulator
    1,138 pagesGOAT horror novel
    not even his best work
    I read the arbridged version. The Soviets were savage with that gulag system.
    i am not sure what's clipped out for the abridged version, but the full read is very good if you have the time
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch A Tribe Called Fresh Philly, PA, by way of Ca$hville, TNMembers Posts: 3,239 ✭✭✭✭✭
    love the horror genre, might check out IT. The scariest I read was the Goosebumps series, and that was when I was a kid. Has anyone read The Road? Was that good?
    janklow wrote: »
    get back to me when you're all about that Gulag Archepelago (which in total clocks in at something like 1814 pages of pure depression)
    Plutarch wrote: »
    I refuse to read Moby 🤬 though.
    there's no logical reason for this, Moby 🤬 is excellent

    alright, if you say so. but isn't that book like a gazillion x bazillion pages long?
  • A.J. Trillzynski
    A.J. Trillzynski the IC's Patrick BatemanMembers Posts: 2,270 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2012
    janklow wrote: »
    1,138 pagesGOAT horror novel
    not even his best work

    your opinion of course but the truth is a large consensus of fans agree that It is Stephen King's best novel, usually between It and The Stand (which I'm not much of a fan of). let me know exactly what you recommend as his best though. I've read most of his stuff and my top 5 novels are The Shining, 'Salem's Lot, Cujo, Pet Semetary and It.
  • Little JJ
    Little JJ Members Posts: 4,182 ✭✭✭✭
    The first Harry Potter
  • janklow
    janklow god's lonely man. Members, Moderators Posts: 8,613 Regulator
    Plutarch wrote: »
    alright, if you say so. but isn't that book like a gazillion x bazillion pages long?
    [/quote]checking my copy, it claims 479 pages, well below what we've been discussing in this thread.
    your opinion of course but the truth is a large consensus of fans agree that It is Stephen King's best novel, usually between It and The Stand
    number one, this is not so much "the truth" as YOUR opinion, of course. but if we're talking anecdotal evidence, the average person i ask is likely to tell me his best work is either 'Salem's Lot or the Shining. i vote for the former, but the fact is these books are ALL among his most revered novels (i am including IT and the Stand in this, let's be clear) and i guarantee you do find many, many fans who give the top vote to IT.
  • waterproof
    waterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionMembers Posts: 9,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr - 736 pages
  • Maximus Rex
    Maximus Rex Pulchritudo in Conspectu Regis The EmpreyanMembers Posts: 6,354 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2012
    janklow wrote: »
    Plutarch wrote: »
    alright, if you say so. but isn't that book like a gazillion x bazillion pages long?
    checking my copy, it claims 479 pages, well below what we've been discussing in this thread.[/quote]
    your opinion of course but the truth is a large consensus of fans agree that It is Stephen King's best novel, usually between It and The Stand
    number one, this is not so much "the truth" as YOUR opinion, of course. but if we're talking anecdotal evidence, the average person i ask is likely to tell me his best work is either 'Salem's Lot or the Shining. i vote for the former, but the fact is these books are ALL among his most revered novels (i am including IT and the Stand in this, let's be clear) and i guarantee you do find many, many fans who give the top vote to IT.

    First of all, excuse me for accidently hitting the wack button. Why don't y'all start a thread with a poll attached?
  • A.J. Trillzynski
    A.J. Trillzynski the IC's Patrick BatemanMembers Posts: 2,270 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2012
    janklow wrote: »
    number one, this is not so much "the truth" as YOUR opinion, of course. but if we're talking anecdotal evidence, the average person i ask is likely to tell me his best work is either 'Salem's Lot or the Shining. i vote for the former, but the fact is these books are ALL among his most revered novels (i am including IT and the Stand in this, let's be clear) and i guarantee you do find many, many fans who give the top vote to IT.

    well, the point I was trying to make was that it was not my opinion but rather the general popular consensus among Stephen King readers and of course I did base that on anecdotal evidence. for example, here's a list of the top 5 rated Stephen King books on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Top-Rated-Stephen-King-Books/lm/305FAHG2ZQ051 as you can see The Stand is #1 and It is #2. Since I don't really count The Stand as a proper horror novel then that is sufficient evidence for It being his best horror novel by popular consensus.

    Here's a respectable and comprehensive ranking of all Stephen King books: http://www.vulture.com/2012/04/ranking-all-62-stephen-king-books.html#photo=12x00013 It is rated #3 with On Writing as #2 (non-fiction) and The Stand as #1 (again, not really a horror to me, but as I said in my original post it's always usually between It and The Stand).

    The Shining is 🤬 great I just gave it a re-read about a month ago so I can see it also getting the GOAT title.. I could give it to any of my top 5 though (to me Pet Semetary is more creepy than The Shining and Cujo edges it out in pure terror) but if I had to choose I'm going with It every time since it has more scares per volume then any other novel.
  • A.J. Trillzynski
    A.J. Trillzynski the IC's Patrick BatemanMembers Posts: 2,270 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2012
    yea of course they had to 🤬 up the Pet Semetary movie, I feel like it misses the entire point of why the novel is scary..
    [spoilers]
    Gage had no intelligence after his return in the movie, in the novel of course he's basically a 🤬 demon with knowledge of otherworldy 🤬 from hell and when he starts dropping lines about knowing about Jud's cheating wife and 🤬 that's when it really gets you. not a fan of the movie myself but at least it's somewhat scary. they remaking Pet Semetary though and so I'm holding out some hope they'll get it right.

    now the It TV movie/mini-series to me is a complete joke that 🤬 is just lame and even as a kid I couldn't see why Tim Curry's Pennywise was scary. if you read the book you'll never be able to take the movie seriously. in the case of It comparing the movie to the novel is like comparing watching HBO soft porn to having live raw sex.

    nothing is worse than how they 🤬 up the Cujo movie though.. the way they changed the ending is as bad as it gets when it comes to Hollywood 🤬 up a good book that 🤬 was just a travesty.