Booking Through Thursday: Heavy

This week’s question at Booking Through Thursday is:

What’s the largest, thickest, heaviest book you ever read? Was it because you had to? For pleasure? For school?
I’m thinking it has to be Gone with the Wind. I recall that it was over 1000 pages long in the edition I first read in high school.
At this very moment, I’m re-reading it for a genre study, and it’s damn near killing me. That’s a long heck of a book to re-read if you’re not doing the re-reading of your own volition. (Frankly, Scarlett… I don’t give a damn. I get it, Rhett; I do.)
But… when I’m not chafing from this experience, I’m finding that some parts of the book–most notably the parts that are excluded from the movie (a movie I loved, and many of whose lines I can speak even today, because I absorbed them while the movie ran in the background day after day while I did homework)–are really grabbing me.
On this forced re-read, I’m just wishing the darn thing were shorter. I’m not afraid of big books; I just want to choose them for myself!

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