So, I love a huge book.
There is just something so satisfying about starting this massive book and slowly making your way through it page by page. Don’t get me wrong- it also feels awesome to sit down and read a book all in one gulp, but you have to admit, it feels rewarding to finish a 1000 pager
I read this article last month sometime (I think) and ended up back on it again today, so I figured it was meant to be. I must share.
It’s called The Stockholm Syndrome Theory of Long Novels and it talks about how even if a long novel isn’t great all the way through, the are often much-loved books because people feel successful upon finishing them. It’s so true!
I have probably a list of 5 books that I call my “favorites” and of them, at least 3 have over 800 pages: The Stand, Gone with the Wind, and The Name of the Wind. I truly do think that they are great books, but part of it may be the time that I had to invest to get through them! I also consider Atlas Shrugged in my top 10 or 20 and I KNOW that is because I was proud of myself for reading it!
What about you? Do you love finishing a long book? What is your favorite big, long book?