This week’s Making Up For Monday topic:
What is the longest book you have ever read? Was is worth the length?
Shogun by James Clavell comes in at a hefty 1152 pages for the paperback. I can’t think of a longer book that I’ve read. Yes, it was totally worth it. I read it after the mini-series aired. Some books require more concentration than others…this is one that requires a lot. It’s been years since i read it, but I still remember how much I loved it when I did.
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of long books for the most part. My preference is books between 400-500 pages, and if the story can sustain it I’m good with longer. I think most books I read these days come in at 300-350 pages and I’m generally ok with that. If a complete story can be told no matter the length…that’s what’s most important to me.
What about you?