What are the best worth-reading thick books?

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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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    William Lopez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I wasn't such a fan of Tolkien, but I can see the love he puts into his craft. Frodo's adventure was a bit too long for my taste, but it did have it's incredible moments. Dragged on for a bit."
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    #2The 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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    Wayne Morgan
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Stephen King is one of my favorite author. The Stand is one of my favorite book. It is still fresh in my mind. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience of reading this masterpiece."
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    #3The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    After enduring the Trojan War, Odysseus begins the treacherous journey home to Ithaca. Homer's The Odyssey was composed around 700 BC and is one of the earliest epics in existence, remaining as one of the most influential works of literature today.

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    #4Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens portrays the development of the main character named Pip, who is an orphan. The story focuses on the poverty, prison ships and survival with an influence of the early-mid 19th century setting.

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    Russell Scott
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Great Expectations is one of the best worth-reading thick books. My son read it over and over and couldn't get tired of it. It's one of those books that live in one's mind even when they grow old."
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    #5Anna 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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    Sara Kim
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a very long book, but such a classic. I really got involved in the storyline, characters, and love story. It entranced me completely."
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    #6The 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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    Janice Patel
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I know, large books can seem like the most daunting thing on the planet. I mean, who wants to read almost 1000 pages when they can read 300 of a light and fluffy love story? The content of the book doesn't help either - I mean, a tale of monks doesn't seem that interesting, does it? But this book is one of my top favorites of all time, out of everything I've read. It's engaging and fast paced, and you'll get through those 1000 pages easy!"
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    #7The Historian

    The Historian
    This is the story of a young woman that while exploring her father's library is plunged into a labyrinth where she will find out about her father's past and the fate of her mother, and she will learn about Vlad the Impaler, and his possible connections with her situation in the current days. 




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    Rubén Rocha
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "If you are looking for a book that is specifically on the longer side, I would not necessarily recommend "The Historian", because it seems like it is actually overly long - some parts are simply drawn out and could be edited or changed without losing a lot of the plot details. It is certainly an ambitious book, but it perhaps could have been structured in a better way. It seems kind of pointless to me to read a book that is long just for the fact it happens to be lengthy, but if you insist on doing this, it might be better to find a book that justifies its own length in a stronger way. "
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    #8Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre is a novel by Charlotte Brontë that tells the story of Jane Eyre who is left under the care of cruel guardians as a young girl, and then goes to Thornfield Hall to work as a governess, under a harsh employer.

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    Bruce Allen
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This a classic tale of young women angst that still hits home today. Pretty thick read or a lot of bang for your buck? A nice add to a young women's library."
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    #9Les Misérables

    Les Misérables
    Les Misérables is a French historical tale by Victor Hugo, which was published first in 1862. This novel follows the lives of several characters, especially that of Jean Valjean during the June Rebellion in Paris. 
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    Johnny Davis
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #10It

    It

    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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    Jeremy Willis
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is an excellent choice. A true classic master piece. Best part about this choice is after reading the book you can watch the Original Movie or the new just released Movie based on this book. "
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    #11The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife is the debut novel of Audrey Niffenegger, which is about the story of married couple Clare and Henry who try to make their marriage work. It comes as they struggling with Henry's strange disorder of time traveling. 

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    Mildred Henry
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "A well written and unique sci-fi romance novel. Definitively worth reading if youre up to exploring the world of Clare and Henry. "
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    #12Gone 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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    Joseph Mason
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Adapted from the highest grossing movie of all time, the novel Gone With the Wind is an American classic, telling the story of a family and their high class daughter, Scarlett O’Hara, among the turmoil during the height of the Civil War. The story engrosses the reader with the passions of the young woman and her coming of age into a new dawn of circumstances."
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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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    Amit Nair
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Atlas Shrugged is a very thought provoking book and as someone that is into philosophy, I found it to be quite original. I felt as though John Galt did an amazing job combining moral dilemma's and element's of philosophy on this book of which I enjoyed to a great degree. "
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    #14The Poisonwood Bible

    The Poisonwood Bible
    The Poisonwood Bible written by Barbara Kingsolver is a historical fiction in piles of classic literature. The story involves an unexpected embark of a family in a mission to Belgian Congo.

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    Carmen Nieto
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I love nothing more than a good long read. I can't handle just getting immersed in a story and having it be over in 40 pages. At almost 600 pages, The Poisonwood Bible delivers me from that worry, and is excellently written and insightful to boot."
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    #15The 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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    Kenneth Alexander
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I was a bit scared away from this book initially just because of the size of it. Typically I like my books to be fairly short and sweet so I can move on to the next one but I decided to give this a shot and it was so worth it. The writing is fantastic and the characters really come to life as you read, definitely worth a read."
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    #16The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the five-novel compilation of Douglas Adams' hysterical science fiction story. It has a bonus story titled "Young Zaphod Plays it Safe". Neil Gaiman wrote the intro for the book.
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    Lisa Ford
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Great novels are often about struggle or strife but The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is different. Its an amazing book wrote in a lighthearted style, sure to please any reader."
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    #17Dune (Dune Chronicles)

    Dune (Dune Chronicles)
    Dune by Frank Herbert is the story of Paul Atreides who becomes Muad'Dib and embarks on a journey to avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family, thus bringing to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.
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    Nicholas Freeman
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I'm sure you've heard of the awesome series known as Dune. Well, welcome to very first, and most widely acclaimed of the Dune saga. If you've never had the pleasure of reading through the book that started the Duniverse (Dune universe), don't delay and grab this on whatever platform or print you like best."
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    #18A Prayer for Owen Meany

    A Prayer for Owen Meany

    A Prayer for Owen Meany is a classic fiction book written by John Irving. It is first published in 1989 by Balck Swan. 

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    Diane Davis
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "If you have ever seen the movie Simon Birch, this is the book the movie was based upon. The book is quite long but the characters, especially Owen Meany (named Simon in the movie adaptation) will fascinate and captivate you. I particularly liked the ending of the book as it dealt with the Vietnam War."
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    #19The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)

    The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)

    Admired by the ancient Greek poets, one should have definitely got their hands on Homer's The Odyssey. It serves as the canon work in literature in which every man's journey through life was carefully and creatively narrated.

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    Phillip Sanchez
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I read the Odyssey back in Junior High School. And I must say that this classic is worth reading again and again. It is one of the great books in the western hemisphere."
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    #20Jonathan 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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    #21Iron Earth, Copper Sky

    Iron Earth, Copper Sky

    Iron Earth, Copper Sky is a book by Yashar Kemal that tells the story of mountain villagers. They are poor and only gets income in picking cotton, but the climate seemed to be bad for them.  


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    Jordan Hayes
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This is not the solution I was hoping for. It's not thick, it's only 224 pages and the topic is not worth reading. "
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    #22Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre is a novel by Charlotte Brontë that tells the story of Jane Eyre who is left under the care of cruel guardians as a young girl, and then goes to Thornfield Hall to work as a governess, under a harsh employer.

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    Christian Wong
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I was recommended this book by a family member, they told me that it was a very good interesting read. When I read it, I found myself often time losing track of time and not realizing until it was getting late at night. The characters and plot are very interesting to immerse oneself in."

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Best What are the best worth-reading thick books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Lord of the RingsBooks 30 Paid
2The StandBooks 28 Paid
3The OdysseyBooks 27 Paid
4Great ExpectationsBooks 25 Paid
5Anna KareninaBooks 24 Free
6The Pillars of the Earth (Kingbridge)Books 23 Paid
7The HistorianBooks 22 Paid
8Jane EyreBooks 20 Paid
9Les MisérablesBooks 19 Paid
10ItBooks 18 Paid
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