The longest book you have ever read?

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'A la recherche du temps perdu; by Marcel Proust contains an estimated 9,609,000 characters. The title of this French novel translates to "Remembrance of Things Past" and apparently it is the longest book out there. I am not sure how many more there are quite like this, but I can imagine it taking a very long time to read it!

So then... what is the longest book that you read? How many characters or pages did it have? How long did it take you to finish it? Or maybe you are still reading it?
 

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The longest book I've read to be honest is the Harry Potter books. I read all 7 books in my youth. Most people would say the same. I wish I could say I was a huge reader of novels but not in the least. Considering how big the book is, I think most people would be in the same predicament for the longest book. The lord of the rings is another long book though I have not read it.
 

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The longest books I've read is the Holy Bible. After that I would say that I've read series but as far as one long book it would be Gone With The Wind. My friend recommended that book to me since she was absolutely gushing over Rhett Butler and I found myself entranced with the storyline, having only seen parts of the movie prior. I watched the movie afterward and found that I really prefer the book version!
 

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Because of how small the words are. It should be far longer then Harry Potter even with it's size. I've read a good bit of the bible before but haven't in a long time. I'm familiar with the classic stories or most of them. The technicolor dream coat is my favorite story.
 
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