How long is too long for it to take to read a 500 page novel?

How long is too long for it to take to read a 500 page novel?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A month.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on page size, font point and complexity. Like dune was 3 weeks cuz it's simple and the pages were small. But something like crime and Punishment took about a month and a half

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you fricking me??? Did I make this post and forget it?? how do you know exactly how long it took me to read those books?? I will kill you with my bare hands if it means I need to strangle myself

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As long as you need.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like a month is reasonable, longer than that and either you're not actually liking the book or you simply don't like reading, unless of course it happened to be a particularly busy month for you.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't worry anon if you are not able to complete it in this life, you can still read it in the akashic records once you have crossed over to the underworld.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1-2 minutes per page

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It depends how much you're into it.
    I finished Blood Meridian in 2 days, but Kafka's The Trial is taking me an entire month because there are so many boring side-characters and the prose is dogshit (not reading original german, it's an italian translation, usually italian translations are good but this one is so literal it's really grating)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >prose is dogshit (not reading original german, it's an italian translation
      That's what the book is like in any language tbh

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Really? The characters are unnaturally super eloquent and the punctuation and stops are all over the fricking place even in the original?

        >Normal person:
        "Hey, you still worried over that shit?"
        "Eh not really. Maybe I should be"

        >Kafka's characters:
        "I understand I might be intruding upon your, perhaps normally uneventful, private life by putting forward such a personal - though if I were in your position I would not consider it such as I am quite the extraverted individual - question: does the trial you are facing trouble you much?"
        "My dear friend, and I say this because I have known you for quite some time - time being one of those things humans have enjoyed tracking throughout the eras, which are also time - the trial, if I may even call it that considering I do not think it just, is, and that is the verb "to be" I am using, going (figuratively speaking considering that trials, as far as I'm aware - awareness being an important trait for a human -, cannot actually "go" anywhere) well"

        It's fricking infuriating

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Crime & Punishment and Human, all too Human both took me about half a year. Is it over?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >half a year to read C&P
      Genuine question, how does it take you that long? Do you simply have very little free time? Were you simply not enjoying the book but felt like you had to finish it? Is reading a secondary or tertiary hobby to you? As in, something you only do when you have nothing better to do? Because that's like less than 5 pages per day.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I enjoy the book and I was moderately busy during my read of it, but yeah my concentration trails off and it's not my primary hobby. Sometimes I'll read 40-50 pages in a day but then not read for two weeks straight. I especially have a tendency to take breaks after chapters. To be fair I was also reading some other (shorter) books in the meantime.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    About 10 minutes

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I sometimes forget how little an average anon on here reads, thanks for a friendly reminder of that

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I read The Secret History last week in around 3 days but granted i did nothing else those entire days but read it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good God.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on what it is, whether that's all you're reading, and how full your schedule is. Just read it and don't worry about what other people think.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Elliot's Husband

    It is not about speed, it is about comprehending the material you are reading.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think there is a point were the amount of value you're getting out of in depth comprehension starts to plateau. Ideally you want to talk to someone who has a pretty good understanding of (arbitrary number) 10 books, but I'd rather talk to someone who half understands 20 books than someone who has absolute knowledge of 1.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So you'd like it if I read the wikipedia summary for every book ever, right?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Does reading the Wikipedia summary sound like the point where comprehension starts to plateau? Fricking moron.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It took me weeks to read milk & honey which is a little over 200 pages but once I understood it it was so worth it

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    8-10 hours. A week or so.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Meant to say that’s probably as fast as I can read it while still absorbing the material.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It took me three weeks to read LOTR: The Two Towers which is about 500 pages. I only read before going to sleep so you can have some reference there.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    10 years maybe

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It took me several months to read The Count of Monte Cristo.

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