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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    Is this one better?
    That one is... something.

    I think you -must- be a very interesting parent.
    Very... "interesting"



    To everyone else:

    While all books sizes are quite lovely, if meaningless, my favourites tend to be quite small.

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    I'm anti big books. They typically show someone that either couldn't get to the point or needed an editor.

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    I love books of all shapes and sizes. I do not discrinimate.

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    I don't care about the book's size -- small books with fewer words often say more.

    And then there are larger books, like classical literature, which have many words but say so little.

    For a large book with an abundance of different meanings, look no further than the dictionary.

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    Big books = more time spent in them. Sometimes finishing a book can be incredibly saddening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natrushka View Post
    Big books = more time spent in them. Sometimes finishing a book can be incredibly saddening.
    While I agree with you, I recently learned that sometimes you can't get out fast enough.

    I had to read a horribly written three-hundred page book that just -painful- to drag myself through.

    On the other hand, I think my enjoyment of thousand page novels is bordering of self-abuse.

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    I suspect the difference in our experience relates to the "had to"; I don't read anything (or write anything) I don't want to anymore. I did a 10 month stint as a writer about 10 years ago <shudder> it was so horrible that composing long posts now makes me feel anxious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashi, K? View Post
    While I agree with you, I recently learned that sometimes you can't get out fast enough. I had to read a horribly written three-hundred page book that just -painful- to drag myself through.

    On the other hand, I think my enjoyment of thousand page novels is bordering of self-abuse.
    Funny case in point:

    One of the most enjoyable fiction books I've ever read was "Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass" by Stephen King.

    One of the most tedious, god-awful, interminable fiction books I've ever read was "Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Callah" by Stephen King. [I only finished it so I could get to books 6 and 7, otherwise it was fit for a public execution.]
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    I'd like to hurt King. Bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natrushka View Post
    I'd like to hurt King. Bad.
    But.... he means well!!!

    There's one man who REALLY needs an editor.
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