>>7592274 I read about 120 pages of Anna Karenina the other day. A productive day for me. 450 though? I can't even imagine. That's pretty incredible. How long did it take you? I'd say 120 pages took me well over 3 hours but probably under 4.
>>7592274 I'm reading Monte Cristo presently, mostly in 50-100 page chunks daily, but around about the Bertuccio sub-plot and the bit where Noirtier reveals he killed Franz D'Epinay's father I looked up after 200+ pages and two or three hours had passed.
What did you think of it, OP? I'm enjoying it quite a lot, a strong finish and it would be positively admirable.
I guess the most pages I ever read in a single sitting was when I read all of Huck Finn in bed at 15. Pretty beautiful moment tbqh.
>>7592471 Damn niqqa that's like 50 pages an hour for 24 straight hours. And after all that effort you'll just get people on /lit/ posting >translatation at you
>>7592491 I have been surprised at how many people here consider it to be quite patrician. It's essentially a very romantic adventure novel and like The Three Musketeers, it's too long. That said, I agree that it has never been a chore to read and it's given me goosebumps a few times.
One of my favourite passages in the whole book is: He taught him the workings of the compass, pointed out to him the bearings of the coast, and taught him to read in that great book opened over our heads where God writes in azure with letters of diamonds. Whenever I see a beautiful night sky, I think of that passage.
I thought the story was amazing, I don't think i've read any other work that was so edge-of-your-seat. Near the end there's some pretty interesting themes, and even though the writing isn't the most beautiful, the plot and characters more than make up for it.
>>7592520 it is an adventure novel about revenge and love but these concepts, while wildly overused and abused, are the essence of human nature. Dumas did a superb skill in Monte Cristo(as well as 3 Musketeers and his other works) and is one of the main people I think of when the whole "esoteric=/=good" discussion comes up.
>>7592607 i took my sweet ass time for Atlas Shrugged(yes, I enjoyed it). it is a dense novel, though, since she digresses into moralistic speeches a good amount of the time. I had to break down Galt's speech over a few days, it was sort of monotonous(but I liked the subject matter)
>>7592274 Back in high school I read Les miserables in two days.It was summer break and I had nothing better to do. I've had others all-dayers but I think this one left me the most dazed. Also there is tons of dumb doorstopper fantasy novels I've read in a single day but they are not really worth remembering.
I can read 80 pages an hour at top speed, so I guess in theory I could spend a day reading and read like 1000 pages... but in reality I don't like to spend more than six hours a day reading, and I prefer to read at 60pages/hr speed.
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