On Book Length
Do you prefer long books?
Do you prefer short books?
How do you define a long book?
Is book length proportional to book quality?
Do you prefer different book lengths for different genres?
If you are reading a series, do you prefer the books to be shorter or longer?
Assuming the word count ends up being about the same, would you prefer 1 long books or 2-3 shorter books in a series?
Let’s talk this out.
MJ addresses these questions and more as he compares and contrasts:
-The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein
-The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
-The Space Trilogy by CS Lewis: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra and That Hideous Strength
-Gregg Talyor’s Tales of The Red Panda Pulp Novels
-Various Shadow Pulp Novels by Walter B Gibson as Maxwell Grant