Super Long Books



  • cymprenicympreni Curl Neophyte Posts: 9,609Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thomas Wolfe wrote several long novels. I didn't finish any of them. I hated him at the time. But that might me more to do with the circumstance I was in, then the novels themselves.
  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    Have you tried any Russian novelists? They are sure to keep you entertained for a while. Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov or Crime and Punishment, Tolstoy's War and Peace or Anna Karenina. I'm rereading the latter right now.

    My suggestion as well. I loved Crime and Punishment. I enjoyed the peace portion of W & P much better than the war (yawn). And I'm going to pick up Anna Karenina for some winter time reading. :-)
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  • starg2008starg2008 Posts: 219Registered Users
    Nightmares and Dreamscapes by stephen king a long collabo of short stories.
  • MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    I'll second Insomnia, by Stephen King. Absolutely enthralling.
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  • bandladybandlady Posts: 183Registered Users
    I second the Mayfair Witch series by Anne Rice. "The Witching Hour" is one of my all time favorite books.

    I also recommend "The Time Traveller's Wife". Can't remember who the author is at the moment.
  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    I'm reading Anna Karenina right now. I'm really into it. Those naughty Russians! :)

    Next up is Les Miserables.
  • ninja dogninja dog Curl Neophyte Posts: 23,780Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The Gulag Archipelago by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Gripping from the start.
  • eweniqueewenique Curl Neophyte Posts: 1,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Middlemarch by George Elliot is a long classic. Bleak House and Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens are also good. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is great if you like that genre.
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    Clan of the Cave Bears series by Jean M. Auel.

    I'm also chiming in on Anna Karenina, Outlander, and The Fountainhead.
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  • JillH410JillH410 Curl Neophyte Posts: 594Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'll second Insomnia, by Stephen King. Absolutely enthralling.

    I'll 3rd it along with Needful Things. And though it isn't long, Gerald's Game was the most frightening King book I've ever read and I've read almost all of his.
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  • oddityofwingsoddityofwings Posts: 1,261Registered Users
    There's always Samuel R. Delany's Dhalgren. It's technically sci-fi, but it's close enough to postmodern fiction to not matter if you don't like sci-fi (no spaceships or aliens or anything anyway). It's big and thick and thoughtful and there's a lot to get your teeth into there.

    There's always James Joyce's Ulysses, if you want to really go for the gold. ;-)
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