What’s the largest, thickest, heaviest book you ever read? Was it because you had to? For pleasure? For school?
It seems like it is the one I am currently using to study for an exam: The Complete Guide to Executive Compensation. That is a mother of a book. And not even really interesting. But it is still a text book, and I am not sure that should count.
I have read War and Peace, which seems to be the Gold Standard of Big Long Novels. And The Winds of War, which I have lately seen sold in two volumes. For crying out loud. And The Thorn Birds was a big, fat epic. And The Brothers Karamazov last year (OMG). Oh! And The Cancer Ward was quite the tome. That was Solzhenitsyn. Those I read for fun.
I’ve said that I like to read a good epic every summer. But I think I may be avoiding the Russians this year.