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877 books · 2,605 voters · list created June 4th, 2008 by Michael Economy.
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Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


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message 1: by Linda (new)

Linda This is sort of silly to vote on because it's not a matter of opinion (like best or worst). Check the number of pages: I have a feeling the Bible probably is the longest in reality, but I could be wrong!


message 2: by Michelle (new)

Michelle exactly! this one has a numeric measurement and everything. maybe we're each just using the list to count our individual mental badges of courage, that these are the brickyest tomes we've each slogged through?


message 3: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne I'm going by "brickyest" and most difficult, either by attention or pure length. But also, I'm going by digestion required. I loved Ayn Rand's books, but they are deep, as well as long.

There are loads of long books I loved reading, such as Neil Stephenson's Baroque Cycle and Chryptonomicon. I don't want to lump them in with hard and unpleasant books like War and Peace and The Third Reich, though. So, I'm not voting for them, much as I enjoyed them.


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

War and Peace is not hard and unpleasant...


message 5: by Mofo (new)

Mofo House of Leaves should be in the top 10


message 6: by Galen (new)

Galen I agree with an early comment. I'm voting for long and difficult books. And, by that standard, The Satanic Verses should be on the list simply due to the mental effort and coffee required to finish it. I bought it to fight censorship back during the fatwa and finally finished it long after the fatwa had been rescinded.




message 7: by Stuart (new)

Stuart It may be a matter of numeric measurement, but 'thickest' doesn't necessarially mean hardest, or even longest. A 500 page penguin classic may be the same length as a 1000 page popular fiction book as the printing is so small, and the pages are so thin. Also, length is no measure of the difficulty in reading a book.


message 8: by Mandy (new)

Mandy I don't get it. Les Miserables is a good hundred pages thicker than War and Peace! But, I still have to read War and Peace and then I can compare it to my favorite book ever Les Miserables. :)


message 9: by Conor (new)

Conor This list needs some pruning. There's no reason some of these books should be on here. Example: The Stranger. It's only 129 pages and I found it a fun read. Other books on this list are close to 10 times as long, and some like Infinite Jest also come with a cadre of footnotes.


message 10: by Conor (new)

Conor Michelle wrote: "exactly! this one has a numeric measurement and everything. maybe we're each just using the list to count our individual mental badges of courage, that these are the brickyest tomes we've each sl..."

If that's the case it's a sad commentary on whoever voted for those Steven King books.


message 11: by Adam (new)

Adam Harry Potter 5 is the longest in the series. idk y it isnt above the seventh.


message 12: by Kate (new)

Kate Seriously, A Suitable Boy is 1100 pages long. Its a riveting book, but the hardback also doubles as a deadly weapon!


message 13: by Catherine (new)

Catherine I'm going to vote on books that were a really long read...since the number of pages isn't that interesting of a vote.


message 14: by Gorfo (new)

Gorfo Don Quixote is extremely long! 1000 plus pages!


message 15: by Madliberator (new)

Madliberator Catch-22?? Grapes of Wrath??


message 16: by Gorfo (new)

Gorfo Madliberator wrote: "Catch-22?? Grapes of Wrath??"

I think it all depends on your idea of long. My idea of long is like 1000 pgs or more. Ex]Don Quixote which I've been reading slowly for a while now . I'm also reading The Grapes of Wrath now and I think it's considerably shorter!


message 17: by Madliberator (new)

Madliberator Gorfo wrote: "Madliberator wrote: "Catch-22?? Grapes of Wrath??"

I think it all depends on your idea of long. My idea of long is like 1000 pgs or more. Ex]Don Quixote which I've been reading slowl..."

Oh, I thought it said "Thickest Books Ever", not "Longest Books Ever". My bad.


message 18: by Gorfo (new)

Gorfo Think it includes "Fat" "Long" AND "Thick" so I think we're both right :)


message 19: by Hweeps (new)

Hweeps Seriously? Breaking Dawn?

Gosh.


message 20: by Henryetta (last edited Nov 17, 2010 06:21PM) (new)

Henryetta "How Men Have Babies:" has 219 pages. "The Wandering Jew" has 176 pages. My heavens! Surely these cannot be considered long books. Maybe there should have been a threshold of at least 700 pages to enter a book--or even 500 pages.


message 21: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Nov 18, 2010 08:18AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads There are a couple of lists, I think, with page restrictions. One of them is the 800-pagers: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/47... .


message 22: by Khrisna (new)

Khrisna i had to use 2 bookmarks... you'd get it when you read it. the infinite jest had about 1079 pages. nuff said.


message 23: by Tiffannie (new)

Tiffannie Chang i wouldn't put Night world on the list since it's 3 books combined.


message 24: by Hweeps (new)

Hweeps Seriously? Why do I see the Twilight series up there?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Because Twilight shows up on almost all lists.


message 26: by Hanna (last edited Jan 09, 2011 11:29AM) (new)

Hanna If it's based only on the length, I don't know why some books are here - they're less than 500 pages and I think books less than 700 pages are not really long at all.


message 27: by Megan (new)

Megan Man! People, people, there are very few book on this list that belong here...try Count of Monte Cristo, at least it has some decent thickness....


message 28: by Sammy (new)

Sammy Kammy The fact that i haven't read any of these tells me that I have a verrry short attention span...


message 29: by Kate (new)

Kate Brady Linda wrote: "This is sort of silly to vote on because it's not a matter of opinion (like best or worst). Check the number of pages: I have a feeling the Bible probably is the longest in reality, but I could be ..."

Ha. It's super silly, but still kind of interesting to see what ends up at the top. Plus, it's immensely satisfing (at least to me) to go and vote on the book you're reading at the moment when it's so thick and heavy that your fingers and wrists are getting sore propping it up.


message 30: by Capsguy (new)

Capsguy This is a retarded list, Catch-22 is even up there, uhhh, what?

Since November, the `tomes` that I have read are: The Count of Monte Cristo, Life and Fate, War and Peace, Don Quixote, and just finished Les Miserables. This is not factoring in all the novellas I slugged out.

But yeah, I was expecting a lot more from this list than I got.

Bible doesn`t count as it is not really one book. If you count it because they are interrelated, I`ll just stick all the Goosebumps books together and count that.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could try the 800-page gorillaz list, it has nothing under 800 pages on it. (Or it gets removed.)


message 32: by Bettie (new)

Bettie

...and that's 800 of story not including introduction, foreword,preffix, suffix, uncle tom cobleigh and all. Keep up the good work Susanna, our lists are safe in your hands.

hahaha


message 33: by Hayes (new)

Hayes Bettie wrote: "EYEBALL"

Dat eyeball do give one da creepz!


message 34: by Bettie (last edited Jan 18, 2011 11:04AM) (new)

Bettie EYEBALLS AND ENTRAILS

Think the raven in Discworld




Susanna - Censored by GoodReads My first thought was Mad-Eye Moody.


message 36: by Bettie (new)

Bettie

YES

or how about that scene in Clash of the Titans 2010


message 37: by tdog (new)

tdog wait!!! this list is messsed up! what about it??? that book is gigantic!


message 38: by Lydia (new)

Lydia Homer's Odyssey and Don Quixote.


message 39: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Aw come on, Twilight was not that thick! My textbooks are thicker than that book.

Now Breaking Dawn is a different story....


message 40: by Simeon (new)

Simeon Capsguy wrote: "Bible doesn`t count as it is not really one book. If you count it because they are interrelated, I`ll just stick all the Goosebumps books together and count that."

Equivalent literary value.


message 41: by Patrick (new)

Patrick How is Harry Potter above the Mists of Avalon? Oh, and Tad William's Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series needs to be here


message 42: by Henryetta (new)

Henryetta I can only assume the "Harry Potter" books are above "The Mist of Avalon" because most, if not all, of the YA who voted for the Harry Potter books have not read "The Mist of Avalon". I have just finished "The Mist of Avalon" and I can assure you that "Avalon" is much longer. Not only is it almost 900 pages, but the font is so small. I jokingly told my friends that the "font size was 2". Now, I am reading a "normal" size font and it seems so large in comparison.


message 43: by Capsguy (new)

Capsguy Goodreads never gets the lists right, majority of people who come here read paranormal romance and/or 'erotic literature', as they like to call it. What do you honestly expect?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could, of course, vote on the lists (as they are a collective effort - not created "by GR"), thus making them more correct.


message 45: by Capsguy (new)

Capsguy I am aware of that, which is why I said that the majority of people have voted on Goodreads incorrectly.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Ah. Well, we'll just have to revel in our incorrectness, then.


message 47: by Capsguy (new)

Capsguy I'm content with that, as I never had high expecations for Goodreads.


message 48: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Dear capGUN, go bang on elsewhere.

You're 18 19 with a bullet
We've got our finger on the trigger, gonna pull it.

;O)


message 49: by Capsguy (new)

Capsguy You're really showing your maturity, critiquing me solely on my age like it's a bad thing, and when it has nothing to do with this discussion. That's cute.


message 50: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Just some tough(ish) love (with a sense of humour, a wink and a smile, did you notice?) to make you aware that Goodreads and Susanna, along with T-A, are main people around here and well respected and you could do a lot worse than follow suit.

:O)


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