What is the longest book you've ever read?

What is the longest book you've ever read?

Postby Follower of Christ » Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:24 am

How many pages were in the longest book you've ever read? How long did it take you to finish?

I can't think of the name of the book, but I once read a book with 660 pages in it. Generally, I stick with shorter books.
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Postby Irwin » Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:45 am

The official guide...

though I'm still not finished. :-
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Postby Anna><> » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:44 am

The Bible... It's soo long.
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Postby darcie » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:14 pm

The longest book I attempted to read was Dr. Zhivago. I didn't get very far. :(

Oh, wait! That's not true. I read the Harry Potter books (oh, the horror! ;) ), and 2 of those are over 800 pages. We have Les Miserables in paperback at 1463pgs in our house, but I'm doubtful that I'll ever pick that up.
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Postby J-man » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:19 pm

LOTR probably. One book, 1100 pages. \:D/ I know I've read at least 5-10 books that were 600+ pages. Possibly more.
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Postby Fang-wa » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:39 am

^^Prolly same for me also. :) Idk how many pages in those huge things lol..
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Postby Laurie » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:11 am

Gone With The Wind which I read while in high school. 1,000+ pages. I don't remember how long it took me to finish it.
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Postby Dr. Watson » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:41 am

I read the full unabridged version of The Count of Monte Christo and it was like 1200+ pages. :thud:
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Postby LizzieG » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:51 pm

darcie wrote:Oh, wait! That's not true. I read the Harry Potter books (oh, the horror! ;) ), and 2 of those are over 800 pages. We have Les Miserables in paperback at 1463pgs in our house, but I'm doubtful that I'll ever pick that up.

One of the Harry Potters may be the longest book I've read, but they sure weren't the feat Les Mis would be! I actually got about 1/3 of the way through Les Miserables, but then school started and time escaped me. I'm hoping to pick it back up again this summer, though - I'm determined to finish it! I refuse to listen to the radio theatre version until after I've read the book.
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Postby Jugglah » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:41 pm

darcie wrote:The longest book I attempted to read was Dr. Zhivago. I didn't get very far. :(

Oh, wait! That's not true. I read the Harry Potter books (oh, the horror! ;) ), and 2 of those are over 800 pages. We have Les Miserables in paperback at 1463pgs in our house, but I'm doubtful that I'll ever pick that up.


Oh, you should! It's one of my favorite books of all time! It's not hard to read, but if you do, make sure you get the Fahnstock translation, because I've heard that all the other translations are virtually unreadable because the translations are so poor. Or you could just listen to the radio theatre version, which gives you all the highlights in 4 hours. \:D/
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Postby darcie » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:13 am

Yes, that looks like the version here on my bookshelf- "the only complete and unabridged paperback edition":
A new unabridged translation by Lee Fahnestock and Norman MacAfee, based on the classic C. E. Wilbour translation
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Postby Jugglah » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:57 am

darcie wrote:Yes, that looks like the version here on my bookshelf- "the only complete and unabridged paperback edition":
A new unabridged translation by Lee Fahnestock and Norman MacAfee, based on the classic C. E. Wilbour translation


That's the one. I didn't have my copy handy - sorry about the misspelling.
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Postby LizzieG » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:03 am

Jugglah wrote:
darcie wrote:Yes, that looks like the version here on my bookshelf- "the only complete and unabridged paperback edition":
A new unabridged translation by Lee Fahnestock and Norman MacAfee, based on the classic C. E. Wilbour translation


That's the one. I didn't have my copy handy - sorry about the misspelling.

Yay, that's the one I have too! :highfive:
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Postby Lord_Kappa » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:32 am

The Bible, and then Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.
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Postby Robyn Jacobs » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:19 pm

Apart from The Bible, The Harry Potter Books were the longest ones I have read, and re-read, and re-read! :D
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Postby Shennifer » Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:05 pm

I've read the Harry Potter books, and other than those I haven't read anything that's ridiculously long. I had to read Les Miserables (the abridged version) for school last year, but I never finished it...even though I had a whole semester-nay, a whole year- to read it in O:)
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Postby Sherlock » Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:00 pm

I'm thinking Charles Dickens' Bleak House or perhaps the complete, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes?
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Postby Hannahjiejie » Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:35 pm

Probably Gone with the Wind (which I didn't like, for the record) and Charles Dicken's David Copperfield which was a whopping 8 hundred and 82 pages.

About how long is Bleak House Sherlock, that is on my list.
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Postby Casey Doyle » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:48 am

My longest book is Brisingr by Chris Paolini. It has 757 pages
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