Originally Posted by MstrTal
In another thread about another topic by another member it was mentioned that titles with made up words was off putting to some. However what caught my eye was the sentiment that larger books also tended to be daunting. I believe this sentiment was expressed when another member mentioned having a some books with both made up worded titles and large page count that they had yet to start.
Ha! T'was I! Going on about Terry Brooks's daftly titled High Druid of Shannara books, which also happen to be quite fat.
Incidentally, A Dance with Dragons is also sitting unread on my shelf and that's about the same size as the three Brooks' put together.
So, yeah. I prefer a slimmer tome. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Corbenic, Mortal Engines, Death of an Ordinary Man - all slim books sitting on my shelf between the monstrosities of Brooks and Martin, and all read in the time it probably would have taken me to read just one of the others.
I just don't have time to read a long book. I go days without reading and in longer books it sometimes means that I've simply forgotten what happened before. With a slim book there's less to forget.