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Binge-watching is easy; just drag the laptop into bed and go. But savoring a book of, say, 800 pages or longer is a project. No book that size is perfect, because excess is kind of the point. What marathon runner doesn’t curse the universe or even get bored once in a while? That doesn’t negate the rush of endorphins or the thrill of mastery. If you power down your iPhone and power through to the end, one of these books might change your life.

1. Body & Soul: A Novel by Frank Conroy


Body & Soul tells the story of Claude Rawlings, a piano prodigy discovered by chance as a six-year-old on his lonely wanderings through New York. Left largely to himself while his mother drives a taxi, Claude picks out tunes on a piano and befriends the owner of a music store. His genius propels him to fame and riches–and eventually into a crisis of creativity and obsession common with brilliant artists. It’s been a number of years since I read this, but I remember it as sweeping and completely immersive (and at 450 pages, it’s not as long as the others on this list). Read More.

2. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami


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3. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.


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  1. Good Memorial Day Weekend My Friend,

    I must say, the books you are describing are in fact quite lengthy…page wise.
    The key to any author is to begin and end with nail-biting interest, with all points in-between inclusive.

    As a suggestion, if you have not read the first in the series of Terry Goodkind’s ‘Wizards First Rule’,
    PLEASE DO. I grabbed this book at 8:30 p.m while in bed and at 2:30 a.m, I’m still reading.

    I promise that you will enjoy it to the max.

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