It might have taken me seven months (March-September 2016), but I finally finished one of the longest books I’ve ever read. The paperback version was more than 1000 pages, a veritable brick of a book to take with me when I went out. I read it in bits and pieces, 5 pages here, 10 pages there. During a road trip in May I got through a whopping 40% of it.
Honestly, by the time I was about halfway through, finishing was as much a point of pride as it was to see how the story would wrap up.
I am speaking, of course, of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.