How much fiction have you read with over a 1000 pages?

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1Settings
Edited: Apr 26, 2014, 4:22pm

Since you guys all love BFBs, here is a challenge for you! :)

Of my list of 95 books with more than 1000 pages, how many have you read? (There is no #34, I accidentally listed Homeland twice)

If you know more, please share! I'm picky though. They must be fiction and singular works. No series, omnibuses, collections, or short stories. Also no publicity stunts such as The Blah Story. I understand page length varies based on publisher, so at least a couple editions must be over 1000 pages. Large print editions don't count.

1 - 2666
2 - Against the Day
3 - And Quiet Flows the Don
4 - Anna Karenina
5 - The Arabian Nights
6 - Atlas Shrugged
7 - Aztec
8 - Battlefield Earth
9 - The Bear and the Dragon
10 - Bleak House
11 - The Bonehunters
12 - Cecilia
13 - Centennial
14 - Child of the Phoenix
15 - Clarissa
16 - The Count of Monte Cristo
17 - The Covenant
18 - Cryptonomicon
19 - A Dance to the Music of Time
20 - A Dance with Dragons
21 - The Dark Tower
22 - Don Quixote
23 - A Dream of Red Mansions
24 - The Executioner's Song
25 - The Faerie Queene
26 - A Feast of Crows
27 - The First Man in Rome
28 - Fortune's Favorites
29 - Gargantua and Pantagruel
30 - A Glastonbury Romance
31 - Gone With the Wind
32 - The Grass Crown
33 - The History of Tom Jones
35 - Homeland
36 - House Divided
37 - House of Chains
38 - Hunger's Brides
39 - In Search of Lost Time
40 - Infinite Jest
41 - The Instructions
42 - Islandia
43 - Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
44 - Joseph and His Brothers
45 - Journey to the West
46 - The Journeyer
47 - Kushiel's Dart
48 - Le Morte D'Arthur
49 - Les Miserables
50 - The Light Bearer
51 - London
52 - Lonesome Dove
53 - Lord of Chaos
54 - Love and War
55 - The Man Without Qualities
56 - The Memoirs of Cleopatra
57 - Men at War
58 - Miss MacIntosh, My Darling
59 - Noble House
60 - The October Horse
61 - Pandora's Star
62 - Poor Fellow My Country
63 - Reamde
64 - Remembrance Rock
65 - The Romance of Three Kingdoms
66 - The Shadow Rising
67 - Shogun
68 - The Stand
69 - Stephen King's It
70 - A Storm of Swords
71 - A Suitable Boy
72 - The Tale of Genji
73 - Texas
74 - To Green Angel Tower
75 - A Traitor to Memory
76 - Under the Dome
77 - War and Peace
78 - Water Margin
79 - The Wheel of Fortune
80 - Whirlwind
81 - The Witching Hour
82 - World Without End

83- Words of Radiance
84- The Pillars of the Earth
85- IQ84
86- The Fiery Cross
87- The Brothers Karamazov
88- Jin Ping Mei
89- The Decameron
90- Gai-Jin
91- War & Remembrance
92- Sarum
93- Voyager
94- Judas Unchained
94- Drums of Autumn
95- Russka
96- Wicked!

I've read 11; A Dance with Dragons, The Dark Tower, A Feast of Crows, Gone with the Wind, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Shogun, The Stand, It, A Storm of Swords, Jin Ping Mei, and The Decameron.

2bryanoz
Edited: Apr 23, 2014, 9:41pm

Ah, another challenge !
Well I've read 23 of these, here they are with a rating - ***brilliant, **good, *ok, #not so good, ##terrible !

1. 2666 *
2. Anna Karenina **
3. Bleak House *
4. Clarissa ##
5. Cryptonomicon **
6. A Dance With Dragons **
7. Don Quixote ***
8. A Feast For Crows *
9. The History of Tom Jones *
10. In Search of Lost Time **
11. Infinite Jest **
12 .Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell **
13. Journey to the West **
14. Les Miserables ***
15. The Man Without Qualities #
16. Reamde **
17. The Stand *
18. It *
19. A Storm of Swords **
20. A Suitable Boy **
21. The Tale of Genji *
22. War and Peace **
23. The Way of Kings **

And can I suggest Words of Radiance, the sequel to The Way of Kings, 1080 pages in hardcover, just published, still unread on my desk.
Also Haruki Murakami's 1Q84, 1328 pages and a great read !

3rainpebble
Edited: Apr 30, 2014, 2:28am

As I don't normally list the number of pages when I enter a book into my library this will be just a partial list.

Off your list I have, over the many years, read:

1 - 2666
2 - Anna Karenina
3 - The Arabian Nights
4 - Atlas Shrugged
5 - Centennial
6 - The Count of Monte Cristo
7 - The Covenant
8 - The Dark Tower
9 - Don Quixote
10 - The Executioner's Song
11 - The Faerie Queene
12 - A Feast of Crows
13 - Gone With the Wind
14 - The History of Tom Jones
15 - Infinite Jest
16 - Islandia
17 - Joseph and His Brothers
18 - The Journeyer
19 - Le Morte D'Arthur
20 - Les Miserables
21 - Lonesome Dove
22 - Love and War
23 - Noble House
24 - The Shadow Rising
25 - Shogun
26 - The Stand
27 - It
28 - The Tale of Genji
29 - Texas
30 - Under the Dome
31 - War and Peace
32 - The Witching Hour
33 - World Without End
34- The Way of Kings
35- The Pillars of the Earth

Also off-hand known others that I have read are:

1. The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon; 1443 pages
2. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon, 1059 pages
3. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon, 1185 pages
4. War & Remembrance by Herman Wouk, 1171 pages
5. Winds of War by Herman Wouk;
6. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman; 1132 pages

I am sure that I will come across others over time. Not that I have that much left. lol!~!

4MissWatson
Edited: Apr 25, 2014, 3:43am

5Settings
Apr 25, 2014, 11:50pm

I added Words of Radiance, IQ84, The Fiery Cross, and The Brothers Karamazov. I didn't realize the The Brothers Karamazov was so long, but now I see different translations have varying lengths. I'm not sure about Leaves of Grass. It's described as a collection of poems, so I don't think it counts. Arguments could be made though.

Rainpebble is in the lead with 36 followed by Byranoz with 25, MissWatson with 13, and myself with 9.

6Settings
Apr 26, 2014, 12:08am

I added Jin Ping Mei and The Decameron. I forgot about Jin Ping Mei and I decided that if The Arabian Nights's frame story unifies it enough for inclusion The Decameron's does too. Decisions, decisions.

Page numbers is one of the columns you can add to 'your books' under edit view styles, if anyone doesn't know. I have it on default because I like now many pages ebooks would have been.

7johnsimpson
Edited: Feb 27, 2015, 4:37pm

I just love Big Books so this thread is a good fit for me. My 1000+page reads are:

1.Shogun by James Clavell, 1243 pgs
2.Gai-Jin by James Clavell, 1578 pgs
3.Noble House by James Clavell, 1435 pgs
4.War & Remembrance by Herman Wouk, 1171 pgs
5.Whirlwind by James Clavell, 1343 pgs
6.Centennial by James A. Michener 1100 pgs
7.The Covenant by James A. Michener, 1080 pgs
8.Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd, 1344 pgs
9.Homeland by John Jakes, 1138 pgs
10.Russka by Edward Rutherfurd, 1007 pgs
11.A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, 1474 pgs
12.Love and War by John Jakes, 1019 pgs
13.Texas by James A. Michener, 1508 pgs
14.My Life by Bill Clinton, 1000 pgs
15.Child of the Phoenix by Barbara Erskine, 1086 pgs
16.Voyager by Diana Gabaldon, 1059 pgs
17.The Journeyer by Gary Jennings, 1219 pgs
18.Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton, 1144 pgs
19.Judas Unchained by Peter F. Hamilton, 1235 pgs
20.Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon, 1185 pgs
21.Wicked by Jilly Cooper, 1007 pgs
22.The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon, 1412 pgs
23.London by Edward Rutherfurd, 1299 pgs
24.The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, 1076 pgs
25.A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon, 1391 pgs
26.World Without End by Ken Follett, 1111 pgs
27.Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey, 1,015 pgs
28.The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer, 1,056 pgs
29.An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon, 1,065 pgs
30.New York by Edward Rutherfurd, 1017 pgs

8Settings
Edited: Apr 26, 2014, 4:25pm

Wow, 24! I have a lot of reading to do to catch up with you guys.

I added a bunch of the ones I've forgotten on your list, and now I have 95. I don't know how I forgot about Sarum. I own that book.

9Tess_W
Aug 3, 2014, 11:02pm

Not many! I don't like Big Fat Books! They are bulky and not easy to read when you lie down and I read for 2-3 hours each night when I go to bed!

Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Shogun
The First Man in Rome
Texas
Bleak House
Gone with the Wind

10rainpebble
Aug 9, 2014, 2:54pm

>9 Tess_W::
Tess, I like what you said about the "bulky and not easy to read when you lie down". Many days I don't read at all until I DO go to bed. And these chunksters will break your nose if you fall asleep and one slips from one's hands. So many, many nights my husband has very carefully removed my book from my hands & my glasses from off my nose when he comes to bed hours later. That is when my Kindle comes in handy but I find that if I have the book in print I do not like to purchase it for the Kindle. Ahhhh, the sufferings of the reader. lol!~!

11Tess_W
Aug 12, 2014, 4:47pm

#10 rainpebble: I do love my Kindle and if the "big" books are free, I will get them. But I won't pay for them if I already have the book. I'm a cheapskate!

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