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    uhhh, Lord of the Rings, The Dictionary Unabridged(dead serious, I was desperatly depressed and bored over the summer) or The Iliad. I enjoyed them all, immensly.

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    Harry Potter is a Joke!

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    The dictionary for sure

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    I have absolutely no idea. I think about 400 pages tho lol. Because to be honest, if a book is too long I just get bored.

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    Phonebooks are nice too.
    If you believe even a half of this post, you are severely mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taliesin
    Phonebooks are nice too.
    Gawd! I was trying to control the urge since the thread started but now that Tal has brought it up:

    London Telephone Directory - It is mostly OK and rather informative but gets a little repetitive when you get to Browns and Smiths, I tell ya!
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    Harry Potter and the OftP. It was 870 pages.

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    Hmm, I believe it was a Huxley one, whose title I can't remind. The main characters were a man named Walter and a certain Lucy. It destroyed my strenght of spirit; was really boring. War and Peace I have readed and enjoyed it so much, and also Quixote, many times since I was a child.

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    I can never remember the page count. You guys read phone books and dictionaries??? Your crazy! For me it would be Lord of the Rings, The Fountainhead, or the Oddyssey. I like LOTR and the Oddyssey annyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakobin
    haha dont think Jane Austen, the complete novels counts, sorry.

    The last 2 harry potter books were pretty long, so im gonna have to say those ones too. (HP and the Order of the Phoenix and HP and the Half Blood Prince.)
    If you read The Goblet of Fire I think it was larger than the Half Blood Prince

    Anyways the largest book I read was HP and the Order of the Phoenix.

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    LotR
    A Suitable Boy (Vikram Seth).. it's around 1500 pages.. haven't finished that one yet, though

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    LOTR here too, a single-book edition with some silly 1100+ pages...

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    War and peace
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    The longest book I've read - about 5 inches.

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    I'm not sure what the longest book I ever read was (and I'm assuming that the Encyclopaedia Brittannica dooesn't count) - but "À la recherche du temps perdu" by Proust is definitely the longest I haven't read but would like to have the time to.

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    Probably Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and I was so determined to finish it that I read it in about two days. lol

    I also read A short History of the World by Geoffrey Blainey, which comes in pretty close as far as length goes.

    I suppose that if I had the patience, I would try and read Richardson's Clarissa, which is considered the longest book ever written in the English language, but I just get this feeling I would get bored and give it up. I also don't have the book itself anyway. lol.

    I've read snippets of the Bible here and there, but not the whole thing, since it's a collection of books anyway, and not intended to be read as an entire volume.

    And I've heard that the novels of Fanny Burney are quite long as well, although I have never tried reading one myself.

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