For me it’s Metro 2033 by Dmitriy Glukhovskiy, which is 500 pages long
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Isaac Asimov’s Robot, Empire, and Foundation series. Individual books are around 200+ pages long, but there are 15 books in total.
Serbian legal code
The US constitution 😂
I wish I read that, I loved the games. I regret cheating on so many High School reading tests. My class read Crime and Punishment and I just went on Shmoop to find all the answers. At times it was worth it, for example, some days, we were a bit behind schedule and had to read 40+ pages in a single night, while we also had hw for other classes, so I don’t completely regret it, but I wish I read more of it. Unfortunately the longest book i read was probably one of the Harry Potter books when I was like 9 or something. Ik ik but I was really young and I liked the ps2 games and the movies so I read a few books, nearly the whole series I think. Other than that, most of the fiction books I read were all classics like To Kill a Mockingbird or Room with a View or Shakespeare plays. None of those are very long, so by default, I have to say with much shame that the longest fiction book I’ve read is a HP book😔
The book is very different from the game
The games were weird to me because I thought it was just like Fallout in USSR but it was way different, there were like spirits and monsters and stuff
In a single volume, that was Brothers Karamazov, over 1000 pages. I count Dostoyevsky as imperialist and teocrat, but I read it years ago
If we’re counting book series, probably the OG Dune books.
A single book is maybe Anna Karenina? I remember it being long.
My longest and by far best read was the Three-Body trilogy by Liu Cixin, weighing in at a combined 1400 pages. It is hard science-fiction and may require a bit of physical-mathematical background to appreciate how it makes esoteric scientific concepts into driving plot points, but if you have that, it is an absolutely stellar experience from the tons of creative worldbuilding to the inventive storytelling to even the minutest technical details.
One thing of note is that the Dark Forest hypothesis, today one of the most well-known solutions to the Fermi paradox, was invented by the author and had its first-ever appearance in the second book of the series.
Correction: Upon further looking into it, the Dark Forest hypothesis apparently predates the book, which then axiomatised and coined the term for it
Read the first two. Some guy once pointed out that the Dark Forest hypothesis rests on the assumption that communication is slower and more expensive than instantaneous destruction, which is false.
I wish i only read the first two, they were great, but third is absolute garbage, guy ran out of ideas for plot and instead presented one of two nead ideas he had left along some really weird shit mixed with wide plethora of apocalyptic scenarios broken by some really tedious nothing parts. There’s also 4th book written by other author and accepted by original one which straightens out the ending dud, but i would still rather not read it at all.
Some people like it for its scale. It’s a matter of taste I guess, since it’s held in great esteem as far as I know in China.
People may dislike it for the specifics of the story but at least the premise is very interesting. I lost interest 75% through the first book but would love to read a synopsis of the story.
Yeah the scale is huge but again we rapidly move from Sol-Alpha Centauri scale to universe level catalcysm. and god’s eye over entirety of spacetime. About the esteem afaik it’s the first modern Chinese book becoming really worldwide bestseller, of course they will held it in great esteem. Poland had the same phenomenon with Andrzej Sapkowski and his books are even more uneven with good start but by the last 2 the quality is in freefall.
Overall the thing i get from the issue with TBP series is that the “3rd book curse” is universal in every culture.
That sentence reminds of Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur
That’s because he already did a video on it (Spoilers for the book, obviously)
War & Peace by Tolstoy. 1500 ish? Read it a long long time ago.
Maybe shogun. I read it as an audiobook and it was over 50 hours. Was very entertaining, but def had some orientalism in there.
ASOIAF, that was a waste of time lol
I am halfway through Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain, 1047 pages long.
How is it? I’ve heard good things.
And you’ve heard well if you ask me.
Really? No one else read “House of Leaves”? Y’all are missing out on the best psychogical essay novel ever written
I read it Sophomore year. It gave me nightmares for a while. I loved it.
House of Leaves is around 700 pages long, am I wrong? Most books mentioned in this post’s comments are longer, so maybe that is why.
I have it on my reading list! I heard it’s horror, is that right?
Psychological horror with a healthy topping of liminal-style fear. It’s been a while since I read it, but I do recommend it - in physical form especially, given that a lot of the unease stems from metahorror regarding the book itself. 👻
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, around 1200 pages
Classic, definitely best Dumas novel for me.
I love that book so much.
Same. It’s one of my favorites!
I read the penguin English translation and found it to be a real page turner, like almost like a pulpy adventure novel. Would recommend.
I also read the penguin edition and loved it. I read it from start to finish in like 3 days. Once I started I couldn’t put it down.
Not a single work, but I’m currently reading the collection of all of HP Lovecraft’s works of fiction which is at least a thousand pages long (idk exactly how long).
Around the World in Eighty Days.
It was an abridged version, but they still make it all the way around.