BOOKS

The Book Bench: Lying About Reading

05/25/2011 12:46 pm ET | Updated Jul 25, 2011

Big books have never really been my thing. The sweeping epics, the Great Russian Novels by the Great Russian Writers, the thousand-page masterpieces: it's a whole subgenre that I've never bothered to crack (I was worryingly going to admit that the longest book I've read might have Harry Potter in the title, but a search reveals that "Our Mutual Friend" clocks in at eight hundred and eighty pages--with a sensibly small font!--so I guess I am an adult after all).

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