Thanks to everyone who dropped by to comment on this post to cheerlead me on with reading The Passage, by Justin Cronin. I have just finished reading this breezeblock of a book and will be posting my thoughts sometime this week.
At a mere 790-odd pages, I have to say it’s taken over my life (well my literary life) for a significant chunk of this month. The only other book that I’ve read that was that long was Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina which I devoured during my 2008 Christmas holidays.
I have to say that when I’ve got lots of books that I want to read then the prospect of reading such a tome can feel a little daunting and often it’s nice to follow up with a nice short read. On the other hand, reading a very long book is quite a unique experience, (especially when it is well-written) because you get so immersed in the story for such a long period.
What’s the longest book you have ever read? Do you shy away from longer books or enjoy an epic now and then?