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Subject: Favorite Big Novels
Date Posted: 9/28/2014 11:57 PM ET
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yes

Outlander

The Client

Date Posted: 9/29/2014 8:19 AM ET
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Gone With the Wind.   No question!

 

Subject: Gone With the Wind.
Date Posted: 9/29/2014 10:48 AM ET
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good choiceyes

Date Posted: 9/30/2014 11:38 AM ET
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Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Date Posted: 10/1/2014 7:20 AM ET
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The Game of Thrones books - though I've only worked my way through the 1st three.

Date Posted: 10/1/2014 7:21 AM ET
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Oh - and any of Stephen King's.  I can get so immersed in his books, the longer the better.

Date Posted: 10/1/2014 8:42 AM ET
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Gone With The Wind

Outlander

Date Posted: 10/3/2014 3:03 PM ET
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The Warmth of Other Suns

Breaking Dawn - I loved it, I'll admit it:)

Date Posted: 10/4/2014 9:48 AM ET
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The Tea Rose

Anna Karenina

Lonesome Dove

Gone With the Wind

City of Dreams

Pillars of the Earth

Date Posted: 10/5/2014 6:46 PM ET
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Are we defining "big" as books with lots of pages, or lots of popularity?

Subject: big books
Date Posted: 10/6/2014 2:23 PM ET
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LOL lots of pages

Date Posted: 10/6/2014 4:12 PM ET
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From Here to Eternity, Count of Monte Cristo, Of Human Bondage

just an old fogy :)



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Date Posted: 10/9/2014 2:42 PM ET
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I was just getting ready to ask whether "big" meant sales or pages.....

But for long books, I'd say Lonesome Dove, Gone with the Wind, Game of Thrones (which is really one continuing story in several books), and some Michner novels. I like a good book to be long; 1000-plus pages, fine by me---if its good!.

Date Posted: 10/14/2014 10:18 PM ET
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uh the rest of "Outlander" series

Date Posted: 10/16/2014 6:22 AM ET
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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Subject: Uncle Tom's Cabin
Date Posted: 10/18/2014 11:26 AM ET
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I always wanted to read that book

Date Posted: 10/20/2014 1:24 PM ET
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Centennial

Hawaii

Lonesome Dove

Outlander

 

Date Posted: 10/20/2014 4:56 PM ET
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All of Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series.

Date Posted: 11/9/2014 6:00 PM ET
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Pillars of the Earth

Stephen King's 1963

Gone With the Wind

Hawaii

Date Posted: 11/10/2014 7:11 PM ET
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Shogun by James Clavell     5stars

The Passage and The Twelve by Justin Cronin    4stars

The Dome by Stephen King       4.5stars

Knight In Shining Armour by Jude Deveraux    4stars

The Physician and Shaman  by Noah Gordon    5Stars

 

Date Posted: 11/10/2014 10:47 PM ET
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Gone with the Wind was my first great big novel

The Far Pavilions By MM Kaye

War and Peace and Anna  Karenina 
 

Lord of the Rings

Dune (first book in series). 

 
Kristin Lavransdatter series by Sigrid Undset
 
Watership Down (long for rabbits)
The Three Musketeers (I've never read Count of Monte Cristo!)
Suttree by Cormac McCarthy
East of Eden  by Steinbeck 
 
I'm going to be reading Middlemarch soon! 880 pages.
 


Last Edited on: 11/10/14 10:48 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/12/2014 3:47 PM ET
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I have a lot of the books ya'll have mentioned but don't get around to reading them.  I always think I can read 2 or 3 books to one of these monster books. LOL!

Date Posted: 11/13/2014 10:18 AM ET
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Sadly, really big books do tend to scare me off, like RENEE D., I get them, and plan to read them, but hesitate to pick them up and start!

Date Posted: 11/13/2014 11:35 AM ET
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as far as big books being intimidating, I have to admit, at the risk of upsetting any purists out there, that I worked my way up to the unabridged version of The Count of Monte Cristo. When I first read the book (I think in high school) I chose the abridged version (approx. 600 pages as opposed to 1100 or so) and still enjoyed it immensely, and eventually bought the unabridged version (the one translated by Robin Buss) many years later, and still have it in my library.

I think this is the abridged version I read (tho it's no small book either :) !), still one of my faves: http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/0553213504



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Date Posted: 11/13/2014 6:44 PM ET
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I just started "Edge of Eternity" on audio tonight, 29 disc, 960 pages in print. I usually do these in audio and print at the same time to speed up my reading time!

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