Originally Posted by Hamlet53
Jeez, are the people who are shy of Cloud Atlas waiting for the Readers Digest condensed version to come out? I mean 528 pages is not by any means a lengthy tome. David Copperfield 974 pages. Ivanhoe (the June selection) 544 pages. It's a less than two average books lengths for my experience. Anyway as the only book that I would want to read anyway that's my choice still.
I guess that you're saying that length of the book shouldn't be a factor in the decision making process? It's a fair call for a book club I suppose. But I balance what I read for the book club with what I've already committed to read elsewhere (eg. indie books I'm reading/reviewing).
Hopefully me using these inappropriate measures to exclude a book from my vote doesn't somehow make me ineligible. I can probably cope with ridicule if that is deemed necessary.