Saturday 20 August 2011

Book Blogger Hop - Longest Book

This is a book meme over at Crazy for books. The idea is to answer a question and then go round seeing how others answered it.

“What’s the LONGEST book you’ve ever read?”
(Note: I’m putting one caveat on this question. You aren’t allowed to say the Bible, Torah, Qur’an, or other religious/spiritual text.)

In all honesty I don't really keep note how long books are so I couldn't tell you which one is the longest. This year I read "Shantaram" by Gegory David Roberts, "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy and "A Game of Thrones" by George R. R. Martin. All very different books and all fairly long. I have read longer than those though. Any Stephen King fan will know that he has written some Tomes in his time some of which breach the 1000 page mark. I think the longest was "The Stand" and my edition had over 1300 pages. I can't say that I noticed the length as I loved every page of it. I think the length would only bother me if I was intimidated by the book in the first place. I have to say that I much prefer the book to be longer than to have tiny print as happened with "A Clash of Kings" by George R. R. Martin.

Edited - according to goodreads the longest book I read was Lord of the Rings at 1500 pages but since it was split in three I don't think it counts. Next was It by Stephen King at 1376 pages.

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  1. My edition of The Stand didn't make for my longest book, but a Stephen King book made my list! I've seen some others listing the Martin books as well.

  2. Shantaram was the longest book - 960 pages

  3. Shantaram so far is my longest book with Breaking Dawn and The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest coming in a close 3rd! You have a great list! And lovely blog :D

  4. I didn't LOVE Anna K. but it was pretty good. The "uncut" Stand felt a bit long to me, but still one of Kings better books!

    Have a great rest of the weekend!

  5. Hi
    Thanks for stopping by Book'd Out earlier! Ive never heard of Shantaram - it looks interesting. I've read almost everything by Stephen King - I agree the length is only relevant if you aren't enjoying the book.

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. Off the top of my head, I think it's probably Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (or whichever one is the longest). Bag of Bones by Stephen King was up there as well. I do intend to read War and Peace at some point, too.

  7. Thanks for stopping by! Good answers, enjoy the Song of Ice and Fire Series, it's pure genious. You're just lucky you haven't been waiting for the "Dance" for the past two to twelve years ;)