Thursday, September 3, 2009

Booking through Big

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What’s the biggest book you’ve read recently?

I read I know This Much is True by Wally Lamb in February. This is a tome of a book with 890 pages and well worth it.

And in terms of BIG reading, I am currently reading Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevesky.


30 comments:

violetcrush said...

Wow, those are some really huge reads. The Wally Lamb book is on my wishlist but the size is exactly what keeps me pushing it down the list.

Mae said...

I'm not usually put out by the size of novels but this one really puts me off. I'm not sure if it's the cover or because I'm not all that interested in the story - yet.

gnoegnoe said...

Okay, you beat me! No matter how I look at it...

My biggies.

lilly said...

Great choice! He does write books big both in size and essence. I love Lamb's writing and read all of his books, including his newest, The Hour I First Believed.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I've heard so many good things about the Wally Lamb book, but I must admit whenever I see it, the size intimidates me and I forego it!

anothercookiecrumbles said...

I have The Hour I FIrst Believed lying on my shelf. Really should read it sometime soon.

Ceri said...

890 pages? WOW! Good on ya.

Diane said...

This was a good one. I really like Wally Lamb. My largest book (although not so recent) was The Crimson Petal and the White; Michael Faber (i loved it) it was over 900 pages.

Susan B. Evans said...

Those are some heavy books :) Here's my BTT.

busy91 said...

Good Luck with Crime & Punishment. I've started it but never finished.
Mine is here

jlshall said...

I've stayed away from the Wally Lamb book mainly because of its length, but it's gotten such good reviews, I may have to give it a try. And I think you're very brave for taking on Dostoyevsky!

CoversGirl said...

I remember slogging through Crime and Punishment in Year 12. I can't recall that much about it, but it didn't put me off Russian literature so it can't have been that bad!

stacybuckeye said...

Good luck with your current read! I've got that around here somewhere but am not sure I'll ever work up enough courage to start it!

Crystal said...

Impressive reads - I have them both on my eventual reads list.

Marie Burton said...

Yup those are big ones =)
There is another one, Katherine by Anya Seton, that I need to read that is a chunkster.

Jo-Jo said...

I have that Wally Lamb book on my shelf but haven't read it yet. I've heard it's wonderful though.

bermudaonion said...

Whew! Good luck with Crime and Punishment!

Rob said...

You have my total respect and admiration for reading Crime and Punishment Gautami. A splendid, splendid work of fiction
Best of luck with it!
Rob

P.S. I hope you're well. Haven't spoken to you for ages

Bluestocking said...

Oh, I don't know if I can go there with you. That's hard core. Thanks for visiting.

Monique said...

I didn't realize I Know This Much is True was that long. I have never read it but have heard great things about it.

Here is mine.

Ted said...

I found Crime and Punishment monumental. I have read it 3 times...those Russians! Big indeed!

Yvonne said...

Wow, those are really huge. I'm into books that are around 350 pages at the most.

Matt said...

I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on Crime and Punishment. It's one of those books that I keep going back to read. The mental conversation intrigues me.

Wally Lamb has been all over the place not only in this BTT post but in general. Bloggers recommend This Much is True and The Hour I First Believed.

Novroz said...

I like your review on the book...sounds interesting

mervih said...

You beat my 784 pages! :)
I haven't read either of yours although Crime and Punishment is in my to-read-pile. Are you reading a translation or in the original Russian?

lizzy J said...

My goodness that is a big one!

Schatzi said...

do love a big, fat book, but I just haven't been reading many lately. Probably because I've been reading a lot of juvenalia. BUt I might check out that Wally Lamb; I really enjoyed She's Come Undone.

Rosemary said...

My current big is Infinite Jest. Once I'm finished, I plan on tackling some other biggies including Crime and Punishment. We'll see how it plays out, though! ;)

Jessica said...

Wow what a couple of books to read. I think the longest or one of that I've read is It by Stephen King. I can't remember the exact number of pages but I know it's 1100+ so yeah quite a read.
Currently reading Dean Koontz's One Door Away From Heaven 900+ pages.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I really like the other two Wally Lamb books I've read, but haven't yet read THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED.

I just read on another blog that he has a holiday-themed novella coming in November 2009.