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    What's the longest novel you ever read?

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    What's the longest novel you ever read? Also how long was it?
     
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    Deathly Hallows... 754 (I think...)
     
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    Deathly Hallows is 759 pages long, though the fifth installment, Order of the Phoenix, clocks in at 850.
     
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    Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry...around 950-970 pages if I recall.

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    How is your Deathly Hallows so big? Oh right, larger font, hehe. Thought I was being cheated out of juicy extra bits! My Deathly Hallows is only 607, but it is still the joint second longest; HBP is also 607, and OotP is766.

    I think the longest novel I have ever read is Stephen King's 'The Stand' (Uncut version). It is is 1415 pages long.
     
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    I've read the Stand, too.

    Also War and Peace. That took a long long time to read.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the longest novel I ever read was Order of the Phoenix. However, if you count the entire LotR trilogy as one book, then that takes first place.

    However, the novel that took the LONGEST for me to read was Catch-22. It's not technically that long, but I started it in September and didn't finish it until early June. I loved it, but I kept putting it back down, picking up another book, reading that book, putting it down, picking Catch-22 back up, putting it down, etc. I'm hopeless when it comes to multitasking.
     
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    Well I have not finished but I am reading The Count of Monte Cristo which is 1400 some pages long.
     
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    I've been reading the Fountainhead off and on for a few months, though I'm not sure how long it is..I think possibly 700 pages?
    Would Lord of the Rings count? Probably not.. =P
    Other than that, I tried (and still am) to read The Gulag Archipelago - Solzhenitsyn.. but it's one of those books that takes a long time if you're not paying attention.
     
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    yes, this is the longest book I've read as well. I couldn't remember the page count, so I'm glad it was already posted! LOL...I also read the unabridged version! Phew, that took months to get through!!!
     
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    Well, the longest novel I ever read has to be Lord of the Rings.
     
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    This is one of novels I gave up (for the time being). I totally lost after I passed page 100. How are you managing to read this?
     
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    This is a long novel, but I found that it was relatively easy to read. A lot of events happen and it's kind of like action/adventure novel.
     
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    I really really liked this novel and I didn't find it difficult to read, nor did I feel that it was a long novel. I'll start reading Atlas Shrugged pretty soon ...
     
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    Glamorama - then again, my plan is next to read the uncut Stand.
     
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    War and Peace - well i got half way through, going to take it up soon, i think i remember what was happening. Is it a Russian thing to have about 50 characters? - all the books i've read seem to have.
     
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    Footfall, by Larry Niven. 700 pages.

    Just for comparison, the longest novel ever was "The Story of the Vivian Girls". It's 15 000 pages long!
     
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    The Complete and Uncut version of The Stand by Stephen King. It was 1153 pages, and an amazing book. It's one of my favorites.
     
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    I started reading In Search of Lost Time, and it seems that I can finish reading the first volume. Since this novel is over 3000 pages, IF I can finish reading all volumes, then this would be the longest novel I've ever read ...
     
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    The Memoirs of Cleopatra was an amazing read. I recommend it to anybody who has the will to read a book with 957 pages in it (not including the authors note-making it 964) The book itself it huge. Put down two thick books side by side. It is approximately that big (a big longer not as wide)
    The author is Margaret George
    My favorite book to date.
    I really hope you all get the courage to read it.
     
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    I'm not sure but I guess it was Les Misérables by V. Hugo.
     
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    Someone mentioned The Stand. I read most of that, but didn't finish. It was pretty long.
     
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    Order of the Phoenix in terms of pages, but the font there was somewhat large, wasn't it? xP

    So, I'd say it was A Shadow on the Glass by Ian Irvine. That was a goood book. :-D
     
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    Started reading Wizard's First Rule this week and I think it's around 900 in paperback, but it could have been a 600 page novel for as much as Terry Goodkind overdescribes lol.

    One of the George R.R. Martin books is around that long too, and I read those when he gets around to putting them out. Damn procrastinator :)

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    The longest book i've ever read... Probably the Naked God by Peter F Hamilton. I think it was 1.200 odd pages.
    But the one that took me the longest time to get through was The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. the caracters were so damn intricate i spent half the time trying to understand them.
     

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