What are the best books that are over 800 pages?

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    #1The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings is written by J.R.R. Tolkien which is the sequel to the 1937 novel The Hobbit. This follows the course of the War of the Ring after the Dark Lord Sauron created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power. 


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    Harry Lin
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The Lord of the Rings saga is a true American classic, and a must read for just about everyone. If you're looking for a great a page turner that comes in over 800 pages, look no further; Tolkien's work will keep you captivated for weeks (or days, depending on how fast you read). This is truly an excellent epic!"
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    #2A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)

    A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
    A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin. The HBO cable network turned this series in one of he most successful TV shows ever.

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    Jane Howard
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire) is the best books that are over 800 pages"
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    It is a thriller book written by Stephen King which tells the story of seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers.


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    Chris Tang
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I love anything stephen king and this is no exception. love the story and is quite long so it keeps you reading at i believe to be 1100 pages or more every flip of the page keeps you wanting more."
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    Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Claire Randall, the main character, lives two love stories in two different centuries. 
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    Alexander Peters
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Outlander is an amazing read leading you on a wonderful long and well put adventure."
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    #5The Stand

    The Stand

    The Stand is Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The survivors will have to choose between two very different leaders and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.


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    Jerry Gibson
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I'll admit it...the unabridged version of The Stand is still the longest book I have ever read. At nearly 1200 pages...it is quite the challenge. It took me like 18 months reading it on and off...but I did. I win, but not really. A great story with tons of character development for a large cast of characters."
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    #6Les Miserables

    Les Miserables
    Les Miserables (2012) is a musical drama film directed by Tom Hooper based on the musical of the same name and with Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried as main stars.

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    Patricia Nguyen
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I love this book... it's a little dense to get through at first, but once you get used to the flowery archaic language the story grabs you and doesn't let go. This is the movie version, but you should watch the movie AND read the book!"
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    #7The Divine Comedy

    The Divine Comedy
    Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy tells of the poet's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in search of salvation. Before he is redeemed, he will learn the meaning of evil, sin, damnation, and forgiveness.

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    Raymond Franklin
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The Divine Comedy is one of the best books ever to come out of olden times. Follow one mans travels in search of the meanings of life."
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    #8Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina is widely regarded as one of the best books ever written by Leo Tolstoy, which was first published in 1878. This follows the story of Countess Anna Karenina and her affair with Count Vronsky.


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    Jeffrey Graham
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I love a good book. I think one that is nice and long and thick is the best for myself. Anna Karenina was perfect for what I was looking for. In addition to a meaningful plot, this had interesting character development that really touched on a variety of subjects. I really found this to be an invigorating tale of romance and meaning."
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    #9Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix is the fifth installment in the seven books of Harry Potter Series. The book is about the challenges that Harry Potter faced in his fifth year at Hogwarts and how he overcome everything.

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    Brandon Scott
    Written on May 6, 2018
    ""Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix" is probably my favorite of the Harry Potter books! I loved reading about his escapades with Umbridge, and the surprise ending really got me! Definitely check this one out if you love fantasy!"
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    #10The Count of Monte Cristo

    The Count of Monte Cristo
    The Count of Monte Cristo is written by French author Alexandre Dumas, which is about a man who wanted revenge against those who framed and jailed him for a crime he did not commit. 

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    Denise Ryan
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "If you’re looking for a long book, you’ve found it. If you’re looking for a long, entertaining book, you’ve definitely found it! The story is amazing, enticing, entrancing, and provocative. However, You may want to find a different translation. I having read a different translation before, I found this one to be missing a lot of the “meat” that makes The Count of Monte Cristo awesome!"
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    #11Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a bestselling novel of all time and won the Pulitzer Prize. Widely considered The Great American Novel, it explores the depth of human passion with an intensity as bold as its setting.

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    Charles Webb
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a really long classic! I did enjoy the book once I settled into it. I feel much more cultured now that I have read it. "
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    #12The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov is Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel. It tells the story of four brothers―Dmtiri, Ivan, Alyosha, and Smerdyakov. Dostoyevsky writes about 19th-century Russian life and talks about religion, ethics, and morality.


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    Ishan Sen
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I want to get some books that will impress people when they see them. Giant books with lots of pages. I came on here to find the best books that are over 800 pages. I was told to get The Brothers Karamazov. I have it, now I just have to read it!"
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    #13Atlas Shrugged

    Atlas Shrugged
    Atlas Shrugged is a philosophical novel by Russian author, Ayn Rand. It tells the story of Dagny Taggart and John Galt, the "Destroyer." The Destroyer has encouraged important people to go on a strike and make a new society of their own.

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    Ralph Oliver
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "If you really like to read, and enjoy books that are very long, try Atlas Shurgged, I read it years ago. For me, I thought it was terrible. It was long winded and made no sence. In general I find this book amusing yet absurd. Not worth the time and patience."
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    #14A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire)

    A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire)

    A Storm of Swords is a medieval fantasy novel by George R.R. Martin. It tells the story of feuding families in the continent of Westeros, all fighting for the Iron Throne. It is the third book in the series A Song of Ice and Fire.


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    Edward Ray
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I've always liked longer books, they're usually full of material for me to get immersed in while reading. I usually aim for 800 or more, this seems to offer enough of a story to keep me entertained. This book hwoever goes over and beyond what I want and its' great. This book is over 1200 pages long and it's by George R.R. Martin a very common household name now."
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    Considered one of the greatest 20th-century novels written in English, James Joyce's Ulysses pulls from Greek Mythology to create a modern version staring Ulysses as he journeys through 20th century Ireland. 

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    Alan Chavez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is an extremely long novel that I didn't particularly enjoy. I tried reading it but I found the prose was difficult to process while the story just didn't capture my attention. I know this story has a lot of fans, unfortunately I am not one of them."
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    #16The Mists of Avalon

    The Mists of Avalon

    The Mists of Avalon is a fantasy novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley. It is a retelling of the Arthurian legends as told from the perspective of Morgraine, and features mainly the other women in the stories: Gwenhwyfar, Viviane, Morgause, and Igraine.


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    Rosa María Gallegos
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The female point of view is what The Mists of Avalon is all about. Arthur's brilliant tale is told from the views of the women in his life. The women who guided his world whether for good or evil. Morgraine or Morgan spills the beans here with help from Gwen and Arthur's other female acquaintances."
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    #17Infinite Jest

    Infinite Jest

    Infinite Jest is a postmodern novel by David Foster Wallace. It is composed of four different narratives, all connected through a fictional film entitled Infinite Jest. The book is known for its unconventionality in style.


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    William Powell
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Infinite Jest is a great book that are over 800 pages"
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    #18Bleak House

    Bleak House
    This book by Charles Dickens was published as a serial between 1852 and 1853. It narrates, via Esther Summerson and an omniscient narrator, the lives of many characters, who are inspired in real-life people, something characteristic of Dickens' style, and that are used to satirize the English judicial system. 

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    Billy Bowman
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book is very special, i have had a very good time reading this book, and i suggest it to all readers who want to have a special time, because i am sure that this book has quality, good writing and tells a very special story."
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    #19Shogun (Asian Saga)

    Shogun (Asian Saga)
    Set in 1600, the first book of the Asian Saga features three main characters: John Blackthorne, a British adventurer who arrives at Japan; Toranaga, a feudal lord with dreams of becoming the Shogun and Lady Mariko, a Catholic convert who falls in love with John, an explosive combination of characters and personalities that ensures lots of adventures. 

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    Jaime Ávalos
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Though this book is over 800 pages, it is truly a page turner that does not feel that "hefty". It is vivid and compelling and it sweeps you up into its beauty and allure. You get a true feel for the Asian people and customs and the culture itself. I found it to be very moving and I personally consider it to be a masterpiece."
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    Set in the fictitious town of Middlemarch, this book written by George Eliot is a study of provincial life, where many important life aspects are involved, like the status of women, religion or marriage. Despite being set in a fake town, there are several historic events involved with the plot, like the 1832 Reforming Act or the death of King George IV. 


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    Katherine Meyer
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "While Middlemarch tackles many issues of the time period in which it's set, I don't feel as if it touched on any current society issues or any issues that have really stood the test of time. There's many other novels that I feel either address current issues or include broader social issues that are still relevant in society today, such as writing about inequality in broad terms. "
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    #21The Pillars of the Earth (Kingbridge)

    The Pillars of the Earth (Kingbridge)
    The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is the first book in the Kingsbridge series. This fast-paced action book is set up during the twelfth century in a cathedral in England, and the story about love, revenge, and betrayal are told.

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    Christian Anderson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "They are over 800 pages and it has good ratings. I think the person might enjoy this."
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    #22Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a modern gothic novel written by Susanna Clarke. First published in 2004, it is the presents an alternate history set in the 19th centure England.


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    Antonio Camacho
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I usually shy away from particularly long books, but a friend I insisted I give this one a try due to my love of historical fantasy. While there were a couple lulls, for the most part it never got dull. I always wanted to know what happened next!"


Best What are the best books that are over 800 pages
1The Lord of the RingsBooks 30 Paid
2A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)Books 29 Paid
3ItBooks 26 Paid
4OutlanderTV Shows 25 Paid
5The StandBooks 24 Paid
6Les MiserablesMovies 24 Paid
7The Divine ComedyBooks 22 Paid
8Anna KareninaBooks 21 Free
9Harry Potter And The Order Of The PhoenixBooks 20 Paid
10The Count of Monte CristoBooks 18 Free

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