How long is TOO long for a book/story?

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Re: How long is TOO long for a book/story?

Postby wicked woman » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:36 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: How long is TOO long for a book/story?

Postby pip » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:25 am

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pip wrote:Ullyses is around the 1000 page mark and is a pile of crap


Wow...never thought I'd see an Irishman publicly slam his nation's most famous literary son...that's almost like a Brit calling "Hamlet" a soap opera written by a first year drama student. :D

Difference being Hamlet is good and pretty much all of Joyces stuff is overrated drivel.
Besides I think Oscar Wilde or Jonathon Swift had a much bigger impact on the writing world :D
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Re: How long is TOO long for a book/story?

Postby Quatermass » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:27 am

raisindot wrote:
pip wrote:Ullyses is around the 1000 page mark and is a pile of crap


Wow...never thought I'd see an Irishman publicly slam his nation's most famous literary son...that's almost like a Brit calling "Hamlet" a soap opera written by a first year drama student. :D


:lol:

And yet, Stephen Fry, who is the very quintessence of Britishness, loves it. :roll:
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Re: How long is TOO long for a book/story?

Postby pip » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:34 am

Quatermass wrote:
raisindot wrote:
pip wrote:Ullyses is around the 1000 page mark and is a pile of crap


Wow...never thought I'd see an Irishman publicly slam his nation's most famous literary son...that's almost like a Brit calling "Hamlet" a soap opera written by a first year drama student. :D


:lol:

And yet, Stephen Fry, who is the very quintessence of Britishness, loves it. :roll:


Even the great Stephen Fry is wrong from time to time :D
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Re: How long is TOO long for a book/story?

Postby Quatermass » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:00 am

I'm just pointing out the irony of an Irish man hating it, but a (very) English guy loving it.
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Re: How long is TOO long for a book/story?

Postby pip » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:35 am

Ah but Joyce had a very English style (or lack of ) :lol:
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Re: How long is TOO long for a book/story?

Postby raisindot » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:39 pm

pip wrote:Ah but Joyce had a very English style (or lack of ) :lol:


I wouldn't even want to hazard what you think of Finnegan's Wake.
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Re: How long is TOO long for a book/story?

Postby pip » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:50 pm

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Re: How long is TOO long for a book/story?

Postby Tiffany » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:17 pm

I am not bothered about the length of a book, if I get gripped by the story I read it, if I don't get gripped then I stop reading it, however long the book is. :D
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Re: How long is TOO long for a book/story?

Postby TwoShotTino » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:39 am

Lord of the rings - nuff said

But I suppose my point is it all depends on the reader. If the reader is enjoying it then they won't mind the length. I personally was getting bored reading LOTR, even though it's a very good story and my sort of interest, as he is too descriptive for my liking
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