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It feels like a piece of your life becomes missing.
I nearly lost the will to live.
Plus, long books last for more than a day. War and Peace was good until the war bit, and then I lost interest. But Anna Karenina=long=brilliant
but never got any closer to the end
You're not supposed to read the same page over and over!
I thought it was getting a bit repetitive
There's a few days of my life I'll never get back.
an amazing book! I haven't read the original but there didn't seem to be much irrelevant stuff in the extended version. I read the first 300 pages over the course of about a year (obviously reading other stuff in between), and then the rest of the book within a week.
one of my favourite books of all time.
So the stand took me all summer...
but 'kafka on the shore' didn't so much. and that's a 500-pager.
the time traveller's wife is taking ages though. just cos i don't set enough time aside for reading.
what's your definition of a 'long' book?
I keep thinking about buying it but I've conviced myself that it'll be a disappointment compared to the first one.
and i pretty much feel the same way.
Well, perhaps parts of it are... It's good, but for someone who spendt a good deal of his time fucked off his face he has an uncanny memory for conversations and stuff...
i recently finished 'Infinite Jest', which is over 1100 pages, and it feels like part of my life has gone.
Gravity's Rainbow by Pynchon.
That looks HUGE!
It's very sad isn't it. And you don't want to start another book at first because it could never mean as much.