Thursday, January 27, 2011

BTT: Heavy

This week's Booking Through Thursday Question was:

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.


Fluffycat said...

Some day, I will get back into reading Proust. If you call it "one book," then it's the largest but it's really seven. And I read the first two. I guess War & Peace is probably the largest I read, and I read it for a college class so I knew I had to finish it.

Anne said...

Yes, Proust. He has been on my TBR shelf for years.