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899 books · 1,000 voters · list created June 20th, 2009 by Diane (votes) .
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Comments Showing 1-9 of 9 (9 new)

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message 1: by John (new)

John I guess alot of folks have a different view of "quick reads" than i do. James Joyce in one sitting? I don't think so.


message 2: by Ruth (new)

Ruth I agree. I'd vote on more books here, except they're too long for me to read in one sitting.


message 3: by Ashley (new)

Ashley I find it strange that A Clockwork Orange is a fast read...I feel like it takes more than just one sit down. Especially with such inventive language.


message 4: by Elisa (new)

Elisa I agree with all of you!!! I really was interested in some fast reads!!! Now I'm not sure how believable this is. Aren't there any moderators?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You don't want a moderator - you need a GR Librarian.

What should I delete?


message 6: by Sara (new)

Sara Weather Anthem is not short.


message 7: by Bonnie (last edited May 30, 2013 04:19AM) (new)

Bonnie These seem to vary between stories I can read in an hour and stories that, admittedly, took me at least three weeks to read. Maybe I'm not a hardcore enough reader? Trainspotting took me a while to read; it's over 300 pages long AND the language style slowed me down.


message 8: by B (last edited Sep 09, 2015 01:09PM) (new)

B Nelson Well, I can speed read, but I'm not sure if counts as real reading. After all, Frankenstein took me a couple weeks. As it was written in the early 19th century, I spent a bit of time looking up words, and analyzing sentences and dialogue. I got more out of it that way.


message 9: by BookLovingLady (last edited May 11, 2016 07:53AM) (new)

BookLovingLady John wrote: "I guess alot of folks have a different view of "quick reads" than i do. James Joyce in one sitting? I don't think so."

I have been wondering about some titles myself, as to me they were definitely not a quick read, 'to be read in one sitting', as the description says. I read, on average, 30 pages per hour, which means a novel of 150 pages would take me five hours...


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