Happy BIG BOOK reading!!Thanks for stopping.
I read War & Peace several years ago. That was over 1000 pages. I try to keep them under 400 pages these days, lol.
I like 400 and under. :)Thanks for commenting, Mary.
I read this. Although NATCHEZ BURNING is fiction, much of it is based on actual cases involving racial crimes in Louisiana and Mississippi during the 1960s. Add the typical Greg Iles style with thrills and suspense, and this book is a winner.Penn Cage, a lawyer and mayor of Natchez, Mississippi, must save his father after he is accused of murder not once but twice. Natchez and close-by areas are full of corrupt characters, including city and state officials and even senior citizens.Penn is sometimes at odds with his fiance, Caitlin, an ambitious newspaper reporter and publisher who wants to write the story of these people and expose their crimes dating back to the 1960s to the present. Of course, Penn and Caitlin become personally involved and subject to (too much) violence.Penn and several of the other characters in this book are continued from three previous books. But NATCHEZ BURNING is also the first in a trilogy. And the end does leave questions unanswered to be continued, I assume, in the second book.This thriller is good but not unputdownable. It deserves high ratings because of its basis and real cases.
Thank you very much for your thorough comment, techeditor.
I usually shy away from long novels these days, but have read many novels in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. These novels are usually 850+ pages.
I like under 400.I have not read the Outlander series.Thanks for commenting, Captivated Reader.
I actually read ANNA KARENINA earlier this year. soooooooooooooo long
And tedious. :)Thanks for commenting, Carole Rae.
My last sentence should end “ basis on real cases.”
Since I am of the opinion that a book only gets interesting after page 500, I have read a lot of big books, I believe the longest one I've read was "Ulysses" with more than 1,200 pages.
Wow...500 pages?I steer clear of that many pages. :) I give mine 100 pages. :)Thanks for commenting, Marianne. Very interesting thought...I enjoyed it.