Would you ever read a very long fantasy book?

NoelWell

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Does anybody believe that the 700-900 page books, such as The Wheel of Time, The Legends of Drizzt, and the like, are too long?

The reason I am asking is because publishers seem to want books half that length. What do you think?

I am about to publish the first book of my trilogy The God's Bracelet, which is almost 800 pages long, but I may have to split it into 2 books due to this requirement. Is it reasonable?
 

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I personally enjoy long fantasy books like the Lord of the Rings "trilogy" or the Silmarillion. It all has to do with who your target audience is.
 

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I always enjoyed the longer books, like mentioned in the OP.
Pretty sure in this day and age, they are probably too long for most people and unless they are made into a series, most people won't bother (or care).
The world indeed has lost some of it lustre.
 

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my favourite author is Raymond E Feist, so no, i have no issues with long fantasy books and series
 

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Joe Abercrombie is the fucking man when it comes to writing anything . His books are pretty big and I they rule .
I like to read them when I'm coming down off the PCP (so I only read like twice a year) as I lie under my Bantha 'Fluffy' and breathe in the lovely burning scent of a freshly raided sukka .
 

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I always enjoyed the longer books, like mentioned in the OP.
Pretty sure in this day and age, they are probably too long for most people and unless they are made into a series, most people won't bother (or care).
The world indeed has lost some of it lustre.
I think it can be done if there's a film adaptation, like with Lord of the Rings.
 

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