Originally Posted by brecklundin
Sure, why not?
Gives a person a goal. I know I had to read Stranger a couple times before it truly registered with me, then again I first read it when I was 10. And freaking Snow Crash took me THREE reads before I realized how good it was...man the first time I read Snow Crash I swear my eyes started to bleed and my brain checked out after the first 50-pages.
But, yup Pandora's Star is about as long a read as I might want...ever...actually a book like that is enough to justify buying an ereading device all by itself! a person could induce permanent physical damage just lugging it around! Add a copy of War & Peace (1452 pgs.) on with it and one might never need more than two books...ever.
speaking of stranger I just started reading it again, I tried a few years ago when I wasn't really into reading and only got a little bit into it. but now I can finish books atleast. though I've read almost everything by heinlein now, and I can just run through his books cause his writing is second nature to me.
reading a fire Upon the Deep, and its taking me Forever to finish it (same length as the Unabriged stranger) I'm finally 2/3rds throgh. I've only finished one book in the last month.(reading multiple books at once) though I have been doing more non reading activities. it is a hard read and takes alot of time to process. its not like heinlein where the words just flow through me. (or Card. Or Scalzi, Or Haldeman) but it's a great book, and very original