Thursday, January 27, 2011

Booking through Heavy books


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What’s the largest, thickest, heaviest book you ever read? Was it because you had to? For pleasure? For school?

These are few of the heaviest books I read, not only in terms of pages but content too.

Alexandre Dumas, The Count Of Monte Christo (1312)
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged (1368)
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace (1475)
Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind  (1034)
Wally Lamb, I Know This Much is True (890)
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

I have read lot more. But these are what I remembered instantly.

22 comments:

Deepali said...

Hmm, Ayn Rand would figure in my largest books, but probably close to the biggest is also the entire Malazon series!
Of course, Robert Jordan writes tomes and tomes, averaging 800-1100 pages per book.

Jessica said...

I think it was Stephen Kings It for me though I've read quite a few 1000 plus page books so not sure on that.

Vivienne said...

You have read some big books!

Amat Libris said...

I really want to get hold of a copy of War and Peace this year. I think when I do it will be the longest book I've ever read.

Gigi Ann said...

I read Gone With The Wind, that was the biggest book I can remembering reading. I have read series of books back to back, which was quite a few pages.

Irene said...

Wow you've done some heavy reading. I think my heaviest reading was Musashi, 911pgs. Darn near killed my writs.

Dusky Literati said...

I want to read War and Peace -- one day :)

jlshall said...

Gone With the Wind is one of the longest I've read, too. Probably the second biggest, after Bleak House. Both of those were extreme chunksters!

dragonflyy419 said...

It's funny I've read some of the shorter works by Ayn Rand and Alexandre Dumas, but not the longer works. You have some great classics on your list.

Barbara H. said...

War and Peace has me beat -- mine was the unabridged Les Miserables at 1,463 pages. I've read The Count Of Monte Christo but none of the others you mentioned.

Alyce said...

I've read Ayn Rand's other big book - The Fountainhead, War and Peace, and Anna Karenina. Those were probably the heaviest in both content and length. I read them all for fun in the past ten years. I think of the three I liked War and Peace the best.

Lori said...

WOW...War and Peace is definately heavy. Here is my answer to this week's Booking Through Thursday.

DawnTreader said...

I had Gone With the Wind in mind too but I don't have it myself so I wasn't sure if memory served me right. Here's my list: http://dawntreader-island2.blogspot.com/2011/01/booking-through-thursday-largest.html

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/booking-through-thursday_27.html

Alyssa said...

I haven't read any of the books you've listed... but boy they do seem longgg

The Social Frog said...

Those are some great books! Lot's of pages too!

carolsnotebook said...

I loved The Count of Monte Cristo. I read gone with the Wind too, but I was in college and don't have a clear memory of it.

Dutchie said...

Wow I didn't realise The Count of Monte Christo was such a big book! Same with Atlas Shrugged. They're both on my TBR list though so it won't stop me from reading them...

Doesn't surprise me that you've included Crime and Punishment for content. It's pretty dense at times.

Nise' said...

Mine are Les Miserables (1486) and House Divided (1536). I am currently attempting War and Peace. loved Gone with the Wind and I Know This Much to be True.

Yvonne said...

Gone With the Wind is one of my favorites.

Kimberly said...
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Kimberly said...

Wow, that is an impressive list! My husband has been trying to get me to read The Count of Monte Cristo since we met...perhaps I should finally read it!