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    Cool Recommend some good LONG books, please!

    I LOVE to read, though I limit it to just before bed, or I never could afford to keep myself in reading material!

    I read primarily on my Kindle, and I HATE short books. I won't even bother with a 300-400 page book. I want 800+++ pages.

    Bonus points if the long books are part of a series!

    I've enjoyed the Outlander series, Robert Jordan's books and read (but mostly was annoyed with the later books) Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series.

    Anything you can recommend?



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    Have you read the Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire books yet? They're all a) awesome and b) long.

    Except now I just finished the fifth one and I have to wait for him to write the next damn book to resolve all the cliffhangers. It's Harry Potter all over again.
    "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

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    ...though to add, reading those right before bed might be detrimental to sleep.
    "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

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    Gone with the Wind is my favorite book of all time!
    The Winds of War and sequel War and Remembrance are both very long and very good also!



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    Quote Originally Posted by saratoga View Post
    Gone with the Wind is my favorite book of all time!
    The Winds of War and sequel War and Remembrance are both very long and very good also!
    Yes, yes, yes.
    "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
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    A few books by Mark Helprin: Winter's Tale (bonus, this opens with a Brooklyn milk horse who befriends a cat burglar and learns to fly); A Soldier of the Great War; Freddy and Fredricka.



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    The ultimate in Everlasting Reading Material is Patrick O'Brien's series of novels about Capt. Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin on the frigate HMS Surprise. These are the books the movie "Master & Commander" was based on. There are something like 36 volumes of around 300 pages each!

    My mom and I have both read the entire series and it has much to delight.



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    "Pillars of the Earth" Long and GOOD. Plus there are more in the series, though I haven't read them.

    Riders - Jilly Cooper

    And I TOTALLY second Lady Eboshi and the Patrick O'Brien recommendation. LOVED this series!!!
    The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....


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    If you like sci/fi fantasy

    http://www.amazon.com/City-Golden-Sh...s=tad+williams

    There are 4 books in the series, which is really just one big long book of about 3000 pages. Looks like they're reasonably priced for Kindle.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahandSam View Post
    Have you read the Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire books yet? They're all a) awesome and b) long.

    Except now I just finished the fifth one and I have to wait for him to write the next damn book to resolve all the cliffhangers. It's Harry Potter all over again.
    YES! LOVED THEM!!! Also just finished the Harry Potter series right after them! I had put off HP for a very long time (I tend to go AWAY from hype), but I admit that by the last few books I did really enjoy them.

    "Pillars of the Earth" Long and GOOD. Plus there are more in the series, though I haven't read them.
    Loved those also! Thought about them for a long time after I read them! Is there more than the 2?



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    A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth.

    Infinite Jest, DFW


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    The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay


    Cryptonomicon
    and Reamde by Neal Stephenson

    Also, A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry which I found absorbing but disturbing (and won`t read again) but I still think about it almost 10 years later.
    Blugal

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    I really enjoyed the Earth's Children series. It focuses on interactions between humans and Neanderthals and the building of civilizations. They're set approx. 30,000 years before present. There are 6 novels and the first is the Clan of the Cave Bear.
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    Dune



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    Quote Originally Posted by dani0303 View Post
    I really enjoyed the Earth's Children series. It focuses on interactions between humans and Neanderthals and the building of civilizations. They're set approx. 30,000 years before present. There are 6 novels and the first is the Clan of the Cave Bear.
    Yes, those are really good! Read those last year! I was a little annoyed with events in the last book, however....


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    I loved Mists of Avalon.
    Arrange whatever pieces come your way. - Virginia Woolf

    Did you know that if you say the word "GULLIBLE" really softly, it sounds like "ORANGES"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by IneedanOTdayAlter View Post
    Yes, those are really good! Read those last year! I was a little annoyed with events in the last book, however....
    Don't spoil it for me please!! I've only gotten through the first 3 so far. I don't have a lot of reading time sadly
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    Not all of these are quite as long as you want, but all good reads-

    The Passage and The Twelve by Justin Cronin
    The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy
    Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
    The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
    Centennial, Hawaii by James Michener (lots more titles, but those two were the most interesting to me)
    The Travels of Jamie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor



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    Cutting for Stone


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    Robin Hobb writes in the fantasy genre, and her books all tie together. She's put together a rather complex world with complex characters that I quite like. There are sentient sailing ships, dragons, and a rather interesting jungle in one sequence, and then a second parallel line that's more land based and royal court oriented, with our main character a boy who was trained as a royal assassin. I'm not quite sure how to describe them, but my favorite character is a pirate who really has murderous intent who keeps accidentally doing good deeds, freeing slaves, etc, and ends up beloved by his crew and his people much to his own irritation and disgust.
    If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket


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