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Subject: Huuuge Novels anyone????
Date Posted: 10/21/2010 11:41 AM ET
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Hi all,

I know this may sound strange but I love to read really huuuge novels.  I have one The Memoirs of Cleopatra it has 968 pages.  Does anyone know of others  that are over 600 pages?

Thanks

Eileen

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 11:49 AM ET
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You might want to post this in the "Club Member Thoughts" section. I think more people hang out there than here, which is for questions about the site.

I can't think of any right off, but I'm a series fan. So love it when I can read at least a couple of books in a series right in a row.

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 12:23 PM ET
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You might enjoy this thread over at the Hidden Gems forum:  http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=207055

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 12:25 PM ET
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Here are a few I've read and loved:

When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman (Historical Fiction - 768 pgs.)

The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly (Historical Fiction - 756 pgs.)

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle, Bk 1) by Patrick Rothfuss (Fantasy - 722 pgs.) - I'm finishing this now and it's phenomenal.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (Classics - 1008 pgs.)

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 12:27 PM ET
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I have the entire lot of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series sitting on my TBR shelf.  I am really scared to start reading them because I am an obsessive reader and often stay up past midnight reading a good book.  Since all of the books are well over 600 pages, I'm scared to start reading the series.  I'm afraid I will disappear into "reading land" for quite some time.

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 12:35 PM ET
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You and me both, Kate!

I listened the unabridged versions of audiobooks 2, 3 & 4 back to back in the Outlander series (each book took me 2+ weeks to listen) and when I was done I was very disorietented.

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 12:38 PM ET
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Just off the top of my head:

Atlas Shrugged-Ayn Rand
Gone With The Wind-Margaret Mitchell
Hawaii-James Michener
Shogun-James Clavell
Gai-Jin-James Clavell
County of Monte Cristo-Alexandre Dumas
Cryptonomicon-Neal Stephenson

-RD

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 12:44 PM ET
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Stephen King - Under The Dome  (1000 plus pages)

Still sittting on my TBR list, I will wait until the Holiday Season to start that one.

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 12:45 PM ET
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Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley is 912

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 1:58 PM ET
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Les Miserables - over 1400 pages

Subject: Wow thanks everyone !
Date Posted: 10/21/2010 2:09 PM ET
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I will look into them all.  Some of these I have never heard of.  Thanks soo much

 Eileen

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 3:20 PM ET
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Might want to check out James Michener also-his books are long and good though sometimes the first 50-100 pages can be boring.

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 3:51 PM ET
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Also - I'm in the middle of Drood by Dan Simmons and enjoying it very much.  App. 800 pages.

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 3:56 PM ET
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Anna Karenina is over 800 pages

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 9:28 PM ET
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Ha! My mom got my name from a Michner novel (Space) but when she went back to find it again to verify how it was spelled, she couldn't find it because the book was so long! They ended up watching the credits for Sound of Music instead. 

Subject: I second lots of those mentioned!
Date Posted: 10/21/2010 10:11 PM ET
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I LOVE the Outlander series

I just started Lonesome Dove by Larry McCurty and have high expectations because of the rave reviews from friends.

I loved the Drifters by James Michener

I read Gone With the Wind this summer and it is now in my top 10 faves of all time (and didn't go into it thinking I would like it at all)

I have Mists of Avalon and Stephen King's The Stand on my TBR shelf (both are long)

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 11:43 PM ET
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Stephen King, the uncut version of The Stand...awesome :)

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Date Posted: 10/23/2010 8:46 AM ET
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on audible.com you can use the advanced search and search by run time.  I find 1016 unabridged titles with runtime >20hrs. Pretty long books.

Subject: Thank you
Date Posted: 10/23/2010 12:43 PM ET
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Ronda thanks so much.  This search is great!!

 

 Eileen

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Date Posted: 10/23/2010 2:41 PM ET
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i also looked at the books sitting around.  The Host by stephanie meyers is a thick book.  I seem to remember the twilight books were pretty long too.  also have many by Michele Sagara West (sometimes she only uses one of the last names).  All books are pretty thick and she has several series with many books.  Also have Name of the Wind by Patrick Rotheuss at 722 pages.  Haven't read them so no opinions about the stories. 

I did read Brent Weeks night angel trilogy, each book is about 700 pages.  I did like it, but it is rather dark, so if that bothers you might not be one for you.

 

http://www.librarything.com/author/westmichelle

this is a link to the michelle sagara west page in library thing.  in the right column there is section on series. You can click on that and see the books in each series.

Date Posted: 10/23/2010 4:40 PM ET
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I also loved Drood by Dan Simmons, you may want to look at some of his other books as well. Black Hills, The Terror and Carrion Comfort are pretty big.

Date Posted: 10/28/2010 2:03 AM ET
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Kristin Lavransdatter, by Sigrid Undset, 1168 pages in the Penguin Paperback edition.  She won the Nobel Prize for Literature.  This is a wonderful, epic, historical novel.  It follows the heroine's entire life during the middle ages.



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Date Posted: 10/28/2010 3:52 PM ET
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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is over 700 pages.

Date Posted: 10/29/2010 1:04 PM ET
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The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness, both by Caleb Carr are long, 600 ish for Alienist and Angel is well over 700.

I've just started Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.  My paperback version has 983 pages!

If you haven't read the Lord of the Rings, I'd really encourage you to.  I've read them multiple times over the years and am always sorry to come to the end.  The three books combined are over 1100 pages.

I also loved The Historian, Atlas Shrugged and Shogun, which are listed above.

An old favorite author is Leon Uris: Exodus, Mila 18 and Trinity are long and are compelling reads.

I guess I like long novels too, now that I look at this response;-)

Date Posted: 11/3/2010 3:17 PM ET
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The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber)
Author:
Roger Zelazny
1294 pages