I was going to toss this one out there but OP is working with a kindle and I am struggling to see how HOL would work on a device. Has anyone read this or other... erm, creatively laid-out works on an ereader? How does that go?
I swear I'm not an old fogie, just unfamiliar with the ways of the e-book.
Anything by Kate Elliott, but particularly her Crown of Stars series (though only the first 3 are on Kindle right now, they are older books and books 4 thru 7 are not yet e-booked). Also her most recent trilogy, Cold Magic, Cold Fire, and COld Steel, are fantastic, gripping fantasy novels set in a really unique alt-Europe and New World setting.
Guy Gavriel Kay - Under Heaven, which is the companion book to River of Stars (same world, earlier in the timeline) and is long and lovely. In fact I'd recommend ANYTHING by Kay.
I don't know if it's on Kindle, but Trinity by Leon Uris is excellent. Historical fiction and the plot follows the early days of politics and conflict leading to the Easter Uprising and the subsequent Troubles in N. Ireland. It's long, long, long.
Hah! All of these books pale in length when compared to the longest novel in English - Clarissa. It's 1700 pages on paper and 49,000 p. or so on the Kindle. Even though it was written in the late 1700s it is still very contemporary. Some of it was a little hard to get through, but I still enjoyed it.
Kindle version is $3.99, can't beat the price per page!
The Neverending Story. Michael Ende was a fantastic writer, although YA/children, his books were good enough for everybody to enjoy.
And in case you have watched the movie.....it has very little to do with the book. Ende called it the 'Ocean liner in the wrong direction' He was not pleased. (Momo by him is great, too, but not as long and not widely available in English)
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Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.
Thanks, guys! When the agent I'm querying tells me my manuscript is too long, I am going to send her a link to this discussion.
Here's a few more I didn't see mentioned:
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. Her second one, The Swan Thieves, is just as long but not nearly as good, IMO.
Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI-5 by Christopher Andrew is an excellent read, and clocks in at 851 pages not counting index, end notes, and bibliography. There's also one about MI-6, but I don't have it yet.
Terry Brooks' Shannara series is excellent as well. High fantasy.
Sharon Kay Penman writes great long books about English history and royalty, including a great 3-book series on Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine and their offspring. Her books use real historical events and settings but she sometimes weaves in a fictional characters to carry the story along (no werewolves or time travel). You can definitely get hooked and feel like you're learning something at the same time. Her website for anyone interested is http://http://www.sharonkaypenman.com/penman_books.asp
Best. Author. Ever. She even sent me a new copy of Here Be Dragons when my very old one (stolen from my sophomore english teacher) literally fell to pieces. Her books are well written, historically accurate, and very very meaty. Here Br Dragons (and the Welsh series) will always be my favorite, but Lionheart, her most recent, was excellent. (As is everything she writes!)
Also agree with The Outlander series. My 7th grade class just finished excerpts from Nelson Mandela's A Long Walk to Freedom. I'm going to really read it this summer. The parts we read were fascinating!
Kristin Lavransdatter, Sigrid Undset -- 1126 pages The Source, James Michener -- 928 pages The Once and Future King, T.H. White -- 639 pages Desiree, Annemarie Selinko -- 607 pages The Dragonriders of Pern, Anne McCaffrey -- 832 pages Of Human Bondage, Somerset Maugham -- 704 pages Sometimes a Great Notion, Ken Kesey -- 640 pages Bleak House, Charles Dickens -- 1017 pages The Awakening Land; The Trees, The Fields, & The Town, Conrad Richter -- 630 pages
Anything by Leon Uris; Trinity has been mentioned (I thought it was a great book too), but also Exodus, Mila 18.
Some of John Le Carre's spy novels.
Trilogies and series like My Friend Flicka, Thunderhead, and The Green Grass of Wyoming, by Mary O'Hara.
It seems like the Dune series were pretty long, but I can't find info on number of pages. I kind of loved, kind of hated those books. They were hard to put down, but a little too gross for me in some parts. Plus the giant penis worms kept making me laugh.
Glen Cook's Chronicles of the Black Company is a fantastic dark fantasy series that follows a band of mercenaries on their adventures. Seriously one of my favorite series of all times. I think there are around 9 books total so will keep you busy for a good long while.
with Alfonso Spagoni, the toreador. NOT in a ticky tacky box!
Second The Far Pavilions, in fact anything by M.M. Kaye. Also huge fan of Rumer Godden (mostly out of print, can be a b!tch to find), Mary Stewart (Arthur series), and Terry Pratchett. Diana Wynne Jones is quite good, she wrote Howl's Moving Castle.
For deep reading, anything by Solzhenitsyn