Monday, January 23, 2017

Top 10 Longest Novels

Top 10 Longest Novels

13 comments:

Deb said...

I think it's in Allison Bechtel's FUN HOME that a character says (paraphrase) there comes to most people that day when you acknowledge that you are never going to read REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PASSED.

Bill Crider said...

That day came to me long ago.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Ditto.

I think George is still hopeful.

Rick Robinson said...

Gosh, I've read them all! Yes, every word of every one.*

* an alternative fact.

Deb said...

Well played, Mr. Robinson. Well played!

Don Coffin said...

I wondered about The Lord of the Rings...the estimated word count for it is only 750,000...so 100,000 words short of the #10 book on this list. And I have read LOTR (more than once).

I have never attempted Proust. I have never thought that I would attempt Proust.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Well, then Don will be no competition for Deb in the All-England Summarize Proust Competition.

Jerry House said...

"I never read Proust. Who wrote it?" -- D. Trump

Deb said...

"Marcel Proust had an haddock. And if you are calling the author of A la Recherche du Temps Perdu a looney, I shall have to ask you to step outside!" --Monty Python

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I knew I could count on Deb.

Deb said...

Animal House, Monty Python, MST3K, Blackadder...the list goes on.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I have a cunning plan... .

Mike Stamm said...

And here I thought that Stephen King, Don Robertson, George R. R. Martin, and Vikram Seth might conceivably make such a list. Not even in the ballpark, apparently...