Normally I read novels in the 100,000 word range (or 400 pages), because this is what I'm trying to write with my manuscript. I know Stephen King writes some thick books and I've read 'The Stand'. I'm not interested in reading more of his work right now. If this gets no replies than I'm going to buy 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. The longer the better, I really want to see whats in a 1200 page masterpiece. And don't even bother recommending 'Atlas Shrugged'. That book is so boring it made me want to reevaluate my life.