Big books—not only can they be used to ward off attackers, but can also offer complex stories with extraordinary detail. Intimidating as big books may seem, if the story is engaging with interesting characters, the length of the book does not hinder my reading experience. But if I’m less than enthused, well, then it’s going to be a very, very long read.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Yes, I bought the ebook version. Have you seen the size of The Count of Monte Cristo? It’s HUGE. And surely you’ve seen my wrists—they’re tiny. So reading this ebook was FANTASTIC. I can lay comfortably on my side, eat snacks, all the while read The Count as he exacts his diabolical and intricate revenge on his foes. Good times. Oh yeah, and the characters and story were thoroughly developed and complex.
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
One of the biggest books in the series, and so far one of my favourites. Like the other books, there’s a multitude of characters, settings, detail and sub plot. And I’m all for it! Riddled with suspense, mystery and intrigue; the game is on, characters are making their moves, and I’m driven by what will come next.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
A thoughtful and inspiring read about dreams, stories, and finding your purpose. Combining original illustration which were detailed and full of movement, film, and written story, The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a quick read that creates an immersive and very moving experience.
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Not unlike The Count of Monte Cristo, Don Quxiote is a brick of a book. Don Quxiote, although interesting and valiant in his efforts, he is living in another reality which makes me fear for his well being. And his companion is not helping—like, at all. It’s like the blind leading the blind. Don Quioxte is finding himself in misadventure after misadventure, and until I encounter a change of pace, this may take me awhile.
Eona by Alison Goodman
Eona is a beast of a book, just like the dragons within this story. Our main character Eona is a fierce, ambitious character, and with her true identity revealed she must call on her dragon prowress to defeat those trying to control her. I thought Eon utilized all of my five senses making for a captivating reading experience. I can only hope Eona will welcome me back into this fantastical world.
One thing I can tell you, finishing a big book, one that I especially enjoyed, the experience is very satisfying. *lights cigarette*
This post is in response to Wiebke’s tag video: Big Books