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What's The Biggest Book You've Ever Read?

Sir Anthony Of Camelot 2012/12/12 00:03:23
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  • dog 2012/12/17 18:17:40
    dog
    The Bible
  • TXredhead 2012/12/16 06:05:39
    TXredhead
    +1
    they all weigh the same on my kindle... :-)
  • Angus 2012/12/13 22:43:49
    Angus
    +1
    "In Search of Lost Time" by Marcel Proust ( ~ 1,200,000 words)
  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2012/12/13 22:34:36
  • dyna 2012/12/13 16:46:59
    dyna
    +9
    twilight, new moon, maybe!!
  • Katfish 2012/12/13 15:13:15
    Katfish
    The Stand
    Stephen King
  • ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    Toss up between the DSM-IV-TR & The Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha.
    but I think this guy beat us all HeavyReading
  • Icon 2012/12/13 05:34:54
  • JwonGalt 2012/12/13 02:34:52
    JwonGalt
    Because I can not remmeber the page numbers, it was one of these two Atlas shrugged
    Battlefield earth
  • Merry 2012/12/12 23:53:32 (edited)
    Merry
    +1
    harry potter and the deathly hallows book


    And it was freaking awesome.

    i open at the close
  • BoomLover 2012/12/12 23:46:43
    BoomLover
    Biggest refers to "size"...size can take on many meanings...I'll interpret it as the Book with the Most Impact on my life, and that would be "The Bible"
  • TKramar 2012/12/12 21:28:30
    TKramar
    Collier's Encyclopedia.
  • just some random guy 2012/12/12 19:56:00
  • Matt P. 2012/12/12 19:07:58
    Matt P.
    A commentary on the whole bible. 4 volumes for a total of about 8,000 pages. Took many years, but was definitely worth it.
  • KATLYN 2012/12/12 18:02:36
    KATLYN
    +1
    the stand by king
  • Debra S... KATLYN 2012/12/12 18:42:21
  • KATLYN Debra S... 2012/12/13 20:01:28
  • David 2012/12/12 17:45:02
    David
    +1
    Do you mean shear mass or number of pages. If by number of pages I'd have to say some of my Tom Clancy novels some of which are in excess of 600 pages. The largest book I have read was probably an atlas or a book of WW II aircraft which contained many large detailed diagrams. Great book.
  • Debra S... David 2012/12/12 18:43:02
  • mikeyavelli 2012/12/12 17:08:30
    mikeyavelli
    +1
    contract law.
  • Cn2012 2012/12/12 16:20:42
    Cn2012
    +1
    Well, if you mean biggest as in , number of pages, it would have to be "It" by Stephen King. Scared the begeezus out of me. But it's my favorite. =) I just try not to read it at night. Lol.
  • Debra S... Cn2012 2012/12/12 18:44:11
  • Cn2012 Debra S... 2012/12/12 18:48:06
    Cn2012
    Right, I forgot about The Stand! And yes, Cujo does have a sad ending. =( give Christine a chance if you're ever up for giving King another try. Not as long, and way better than the movie. =)
  • Debra S... Cn2012 2012/12/12 18:51:55
  • Cn2012 Debra S... 2012/12/12 19:01:54
    Cn2012
    +1
    =) no worries. Mothers Unite! =D
  • TiffanyBelle 2012/12/12 16:20:36
    TiffanyBelle
    +1
    IT - Stephen King comes to mind as a large book i remember carrying around while reading it on the bus to and from work for a while... but i'm not sure it's the biggest book i ever read.
    stephen king it book
  • Bonita Colley 2012/12/12 16:02:13
    Bonita Colley
    Nullificaton, the history of our country and Constitution by Professor Kirk Wood! Awesome 2 vol. set! If you want to know our TRUE history that is where you need to read!
  • lm1b2 2012/12/12 15:59:08 (edited)
    lm1b2
    +1
    Shogun,king Rat,several history books,i have read numerous books,and cannot remember biggest book.
  • genuineLolita 2012/12/12 15:55:38
    genuineLolita
    +1
    Biology by Campbell (1446 pp), and War and Peace(1440pp)
  • Wizard_in_Time 2012/12/12 15:17:09
    Wizard_in_Time
    +1
    In general, the bible. Novels, I'm not sure if L. Ron Hubbard's Battlefield Earth or Stephen King's It is longer. But the biggest book I've ever seen is a dictionary my mother had when I was a kid. It was one of the last editions of the Oxford English Dictionary complete in a single volume. It was freakin' huge!
  • Jack 2012/12/12 14:23:24
    Jack
    +1
    It is a three in one - Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay.
  • Carol 2012/12/12 14:15:50
    Carol
    +1
    War and Peace
    There were a few close seconds, looking at word counts.
  • Bolrog 2012/12/12 14:04:10
    Bolrog
    +1
    Shogun, but if you count series...then the ongoing Safeholder Saga by Weber. safehold weber Shogun
  • Bolrog Bolrog 2012/12/12 14:05:37
    Bolrog
    +1
    Ohhhh also i have read the Bible cover to cover King James version three times; so far. king james bible
  • Edbert 2012/12/12 13:24:18 (edited)
    Edbert
    +2
    Not sure if a trilogy counts, but if so the answer has to be "Foundation" by Isaac Asimov. Technically there were seven books, but the first three were written well before the other 4 that are essentially add-ons.

    Wikipedia lists the longest books by word count, with the top having 1,200,000 words. Some french book I've not heard of or seen listed here. But it shows Foundation as having over 1.5 million. Told you it was long!


    I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who thinks they are Science Fiction fans; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
  • Debra S... Edbert 2012/12/12 18:45:35
  • kurtanderson1 2012/12/12 12:44:55
  • VampFreak13 2012/12/12 11:38:55
    VampFreak13
    +1
    It was a while ago...so I don't remember the title...but it was 1200 pages...I know it was a paranormal... :)
  • Tordgaard 2012/12/12 11:36:39
    Tordgaard
    +1
    Don Quixote - it was very big because it was in the original Spanish and full of annotations.
  • niloufar 2012/12/12 11:06:23
    niloufar
    +2
    Gone with the wind and Harry Potter

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