So, anyway, hello. I’m that one crazy person who wants to read more despite already being in all the book clubs and reading some stuff on my own. I’ve already nominated a few books for the book clubs, but there’s one kind of book that won’t be read in the normal book clubs: the really long ones(basically meaning 400+ pages). I do remember that someone proposed an advanced book club a while ago, but that wasn’t specifically dedicated to long books, so that’s why I figured I’d make this topic to see if anyone is interested in a book club dedicated exclusively to some really long book.
First of all, I do realise that there are at least a few reasons for why this very well could be a bad idea, but I’d figured I’d start out by just checking if anyone even is interested at all, and then go from there if there does end up being any interest.
For starters, I figured I’d just list a few long books I am interested in just to see if anyone else would be interested:
First of all, about Progressive: I figure most people have heard of Sword Art Online. This series is something the author started writing about 10 years after he first wrote the original series, because he felt like there were things he couldn’t do the first time around, if I recall correctly. His writing supposedly also got better during those 10 years. It starts from very near the beginning of the original series, so I imagine the knowledge required about it would be pretty minimal.
Then, about Alternative: it’s a spin-off written by the author of Kino’s Journey. It’s about people playing a vr game called “Gun Gale Online” and as far as I’m aware basically completely unrelated to the main series.
Bookwalker has sample pages for Alternative
Edit: Replaced the second book in the list because someone gave a better suggestion
- 獣の奏者 (360 pages according to amazon, but the following volumes are longer)
Sample pages on bookwalker
To be honest, I know very little about this, but a few people seem interested in it. (So it’s probably better to look it up yourself than for me to try to describe it),
So, yeah, the thing I want to know is basically if anyone would be interested in a book club for really long books, which might be a really horrible idea, but I still figured I’d at least see if anyone is interested. The books I mentioned above are just some examples, so if anyone is interested in the idea but not necessarily those specific books, I’m open to suggestions.
I think the two main things that could be problematic is that these really long books also tend to be somewhat difficult, so that could either lead to needing a really slow pace(and then it could be hard for people to stick to one book for that long), or that we go with a faster pace and only people who are fairly experienced would be able to keep up.
Aside from needing to find balance there, there are obviously also other things that will need to be arranged if anyone is interested, but for now: is anyone interested? Or is this a ridiculous idea that will make everyone think I’m crazy? Well, let’s find out!