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    Quote Originally Posted by Tisket View Post
    What does length have to do with enjoying a book?

    Ridiculous question.
    Length probably isn't a good quality by itself, but some novels you can get lost in, spend an entire day reading and still not want to end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taernath View Post
    SO WHY DID YOU SAY WHEEL OF TIME


    WoT is good for a long fantasy series, but if you like Wheel of Time, then I would strongly recommend the Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Stephen Erikson. It is hands down, far and away the best long fantasy series that I've ever read, and I've read a lot of them. I know Latrin is aware of it already, but if you aren't, you should definitely check it out, and by you I mean anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velfi View Post


    If someone wants to make fun of my reading choices, I enjoyed a book called Sarum a long time ago, its historical fiction, takes place over the course of 10,000 years in England, ~1100 pages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taernath View Post


    Having said all this, I'm currently in the middle of a WoT re-read. It's my first full series re-read, though I did a re-read before AMoL came out, and I think before TGS too, but not sure about that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velfi View Post


    Having said all this, I'm currently in the middle of a WoT re-read. It's my first full series re-read, though I did a re-read before AMoL came out, and I think before TGS too, but not sure about that one.
    I am also in the middle of a re-read of WoT. I'm surprised how childlike a lot of it is. That said, the story is still really good. Thoroughly enjoying it, but sometimes I facepalm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taernath View Post
    Length probably isn't a good quality by itself, but some novels you can get lost in, spend an entire day reading and still not want to end.
    I just think it's a stupid qualifier. A story is good or bad regardless of the sum total of words used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tisket View Post
    What does length have to do with enjoying a book?

    Ridiculous question.
    I'm gonna be honest, I'm confused how books got involved in this discussion at all. I was merely trying to distinguish between usual Internet articles that a person can knock out in a minutes and longer form work with "long reads", which I thought this was a fairly common phrase, but I guess not.

    Anyway the links are still good reads!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Latrinsorm View Post
    I'm gonna be honest, I'm confused how books got involved in this discussion at all. I was merely trying to distinguish between usual Internet articles that a person can knock out in a minutes and longer form work with "long reads", which I thought this was a fairly common phrase, but I guess not.
    Nobody associates "good long reads" with internet articles.
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    Latrinsorm likes to blame others for his own lack of communication. Quit trying to make him feel bad about it.

    He purposely leaves gaps big enough to drive a truck through just so he can pounce when others appear to misunderstand his intent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelston View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taernath View Post
    Nobody associates "good long reads" with internet articles.
    I mean I'm never going to claim to represent the majority, but cursory googling revealed a few people that do. YMMV, but again, the main thing is that they're good reads
    Quote Originally Posted by Tisket View Post
    Latrinsorm likes to blame others for his own lack of communication. Quit trying to make him feel bad about it.

    He purposely leaves gaps big enough to drive a truck through just so he can pounce when others appear to misunderstand his intent.
    I don't think anyone was trying to make anyone feel bad about anything? Not really sure what's going on here, this went to someplace weirdly confrontational.
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