The 10 Best Really Long Books: Today in Critical Linking

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In fact, every era provides examples of novels that succeed commercially and/or artistically despite—no, because of!—their girth. What follows is my list of the best of the bunch. The usual list disclaimer applies doubly here: I can’t claim to have made a complete survey of the field, because these books are long, y’all, and I’m only one man.

Summer makes for good long-novel reading, so I thought this list of the 10 Best Really Long Novels might come in handy.


One of science fiction’s most mind-bending authors is coming to television in a new series called Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick, announced today by Sony Pictures and the UK’s Channel 4. The 10-part anthology series will focus on Dick’s short stories.

There are Philip K. Dick stories that haven’t been adapted yet?


Atlas Obscura went in search of how libraries looked at the turn of the century. Peek into these historic hushed rooms where knowledge was shared, and remember Einstein’s words: “The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” 

Cool photo feature. And many of them feel remarkably the same.

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