Thursday, September 3, 2009

Size Matters

This week's Booking Through Thursday questions asks:
What’s the biggest book you’ve read recently? (Feel free to think “big” as size, or as popularity, or in any other way you care to interpret.)
I have a couple of "big" books I can think of that I read recently: Big Book: Underworld by Don DeLillo (At 850+ pages, this one is a doorstop; reviewed here.) Big Deal: The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (This book is not only a chunkster, it was hugely popular when I was in high school. I missed it back then, which is too bad, because I don't think it packs the same wallop as an adult.) Big Ideas: The Fixer by Bernard Malamud (Not an easy book, but one I will think about for a long time; reviewed here.) Big Favorite: Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey (An Oregon classic and new personal best.) .


  1. I haven't read or heard of any of those books.
    Here is mine.

  2. Normandie by John Maxtone-Graham. Big price! $100.

    Great book with wonderful photos and a great account of the luxury liner Normandie.

  3. Thank Monique!

    Ruth -- I'm jealous. I love crazy, extravagant books like that.

  4. I agree about The Mists of Avalon, it's best enjoyed at a younger age.


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