"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." (Francis Bacon)

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

A Big Book

So, how many folks plan to read Hunger's Brides by Paul Anderson? This debut novel weighs in at 1,360 pages. I must admit to being curious, though I think it'll take me a year to read it and I certainly wouldn't be able to carry it around, given it weighs almost 5 pounds. I'm trying to picture what the lareg print edition would look like, or the eventual paperback. And how many cassettes or CDs to record it? The mind boggles. This article on NY Times Online about it seems accessible without a password.