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What Was The Longest Book You Ever Read?

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  • A.J. TrillzynskiA.J. Trillzynski the IC's Patrick BatemanPosts: 2,270 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2012
    yea of course they had to fuck up the Pet Semetary movie, I feel like it misses the entire point of why the novel is scary..
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    Gage had no intelligence after his return in the movie, in the novel of course he's basically a fuckin demon with knowledge of otherworldy shit from hell and when he starts dropping lines about knowing about Jud's cheating wife and shit 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 shit 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 fucked up the Cujo movie though.. the way they changed the ending is as bad as it gets when it comes to Hollywood fucking up a good book that shit was just a travesty.
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  • janklowjanklow god's lonely man. Posts: 8,575 Regulator
    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.
    that link is a good counterpoint; i'm just saying neither of us is really speaking FACT. also, i don't know why we're saying the Stand isn't a proper horror novel. at the very least, i don't know what other genre you'd categorize it in.

    also, i can dismiss the Amazon list based on Wizard & Glass being #4. fuck THAT
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  • dallas' 4 evadallas' 4 eva Dallas Cowboys 2016 NFC EAST CHAMPS Posts: 11,142 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Steven King's The Dark Tower series is criminally slept on. It ties in and connects all his books together. Desperation and The Regulators are amazing as is Hearts in Atlantis and Misery.
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    1,000 pages + .... got damn .... longest book i read was huey p's revolutionary suicide .... like 400
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  • dallas' 4 evadallas' 4 eva Dallas Cowboys 2016 NFC EAST CHAMPS Posts: 11,142 ✭✭✭✭✭
    janklow wrote: »
    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.
    that link is a good counterpoint; i'm just saying neither of us is really speaking FACT. also, i don't know why we're saying the Stand isn't a proper horror novel. at the very least, i don't know what other genre you'd categorize it in.

    also, i can dismiss the Amazon list based on Wizard & Glass being #4. fuck THAT

    Wizard and Glass is actually an amazing novel, it humanizes Roland Of Gilead and explains the whole purpose in his quest for the Dark Tower.

    My top 5 Stephen King novels in no order are The Stand, The Shining, Wizard and Glass, Desperation, and It.
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  • janklowjanklow god's lonely man. Posts: 8,575 Regulator
    Steven King's The Dark Tower series is criminally slept on. It ties in and connects all his books together. Desperation and The Regulators are amazing as is Hearts in Atlantis and Misery.
    one, it's got legions of fans and has sold millions of books. it's the exact opposite of being "criminally slept on." two, the Regulators is the HOTTEST of garbage (although Desperation i think might actually be underrated). third, if you're someone who hates the attempt to tie everything to the damn DT business --this would be me-- then you probably don't think too much of the damn DT series.
    Wizard and Glass is actually an amazing novel, it humanizes Roland Of Gilead and explains the whole purpose in his quest for the Dark Tower.
    yeah, except that i have read it, hated it, and decided to not go any further into that nonsense as a result of it.
  • A.J. TrillzynskiA.J. Trillzynski the IC's Patrick BatemanPosts: 2,270 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Steven King's The Dark Tower series is criminally slept on. It ties in and connects all his books together. Desperation and The Regulators are amazing as is Hearts in Atlantis and Misery.

    I'm about to start reading Hearts of Atlantis, heard it was great. I'm reading Danse Macabre right now, it's a favorite of mine I like to read on occasion around Halloween. Usually it gives me some great recommendations of classic stuff to check out for the season - it's a very quick, fun read for horror fans, highly recommended.

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  • A.J. TrillzynskiA.J. Trillzynski the IC's Patrick BatemanPosts: 2,270 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2012
    The Stand I could call a lot of things - fantasy, suspense, epic, sci-fi maybe, but I just don't find it very scary. the first 3rd is the best part of it all and the closet to horror when the plague is spreading and wiping out everybody but then on out the book drags and gets real boring to me. by the end I resent the Deus ex machina ending and other Christian allegories I find annoying. I used to like it as a teenager but when I re-read it as an adult it felt kinda juvenile and didn't hold up as a pure horror novel.
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  • janklowjanklow god's lonely man. Posts: 8,575 Regulator
    The Stand I could call a lot of things - fantasy, suspense, epic, sci-fi maybe, but I just don't find it very scary.
    epic isn't really a genre. fantasy MAYBE, but this is also based on you not finding it incredibly scary. if that was the eliminator, then i can dismiss many of his books from the horror genre.

  • Maximus RexMaximus Rex Pulchritudo in Conspectu Regis The EmpreyanPosts: 6,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have to include Gone with the Wind in the long ass book list.
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  • Ajackson17Ajackson17 On the shoulders of Giants and Elders in history UniversePosts: 22,469 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The bible possibly
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  • Ubuntu1Ubuntu1 Posts: 852 ✭✭✭
    Maybe Gone With the Wind. Or the Bible.
  • kingblaze84kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopPosts: 14,235 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2014
    The Bible back and forth (I went to Catholic School for a long time) and a huge encyclopedia I read a long time ago, had to be 400 pages
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  • LUClENLUClEN Absence makes the heart grow fonder of someone else Posts: 20,478 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The second sex
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    Complete works of Aristotle. The other is the bible.
  • saracenwiresaracenwire Posts: 520 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2014
    Either the Stand or It by Stephen King. I don't know which is longer but they're both over a thousand pages.
    I think Under the Dome was over a thousand pages as well. Worst ending ever.
  • LUClENLUClEN Absence makes the heart grow fonder of someone else Posts: 20,478 ✭✭✭✭✭
    janklow wrote: »
    The Stand I could call a lot of things - fantasy, suspense, epic, sci-fi maybe, but I just don't find it very scary.
    epic isn't really a genre. fantasy MAYBE, but this is also based on you not finding it incredibly scary. if that was the eliminator, then i can dismiss many of his books from the horror genre.

    It's a subgenre

    There are qualities specific to it, so discounting it completely seems a big excessive
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  • hueyhuey Posts: 11,702 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lord of the rings
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  • janklowjanklow god's lonely man. Posts: 8,575 Regulator
    Trashboat wrote: »
    It's a subgenre
    There are qualities specific to it, so discounting it completely seems a big excessive
    what i'm saying is that you'll end up saying a book is "epic fantasy" or some such thing, so you might as well not sweat epic as a genre.

  • janklowjanklow god's lonely man. Posts: 8,575 Regulator
    Either the Stand or It by Stephen King. I don't know which is longer but they're both over a thousand pages.
    IT should be longer.

  • obnoxiouslyfreshobnoxiouslyfresh Still Ginny From The Block Posts: 11,418 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Probably the Odyssey, but the Once and Future King felt the longest
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  • Maximus RexMaximus Rex Pulchritudo in Conspectu Regis The EmpreyanPosts: 6,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
    huey wrote: »
    lord of the rings

    The Lord of the Rings isn't a book it's a series of three books that are part of a trilogy.

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  • hueyhuey Posts: 11,702 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Actually it was split into 3 books when published
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  • reapin505reapin505 Gundams and history. I have nothing else to offer an asteroid rushing to the sunPosts: 4,009 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2014
    The Iliad and a tom clancy book that name escapes me at the moment. Dude lost his family, fucked a hooker, hooker got killed or raped(most likely both) got in his feelings over said hooker, was an instructor for a special forces unit and moonlighted as a bum undercover to find the hookers killers. Both back in middle school.

    And apparently the Lord of the Rings if huey is correct.

    Been meaning to read Herodotus which would defiantly be up there but have been busy with other books/recently acquired short attention span
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