Book word count

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by ryan123450, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Thats kind of what Star Wars does with most novels having exclusive Star Wars Insider tie-in short stories.
     
  2. tomswift2002

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    Actually, I find it's the most useless system out there, unless you are working in the sciences, otherwise in normal day life I can't really recall when I last used the metric system, since for cooking or even doing simple repairs/carpentry everything is measured in cups, pounds, inches, feet and yards.
     
  3. JD

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    Is that length just the first one, or is that both added together?
     
  4. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    ^It's both, since they wouldn't have published a single e-book of that length. Looks to me like Part 1 is 22,000 and Part 2 is 30,000.
     
  5. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    I see where you're coming from, and your conciseness really keeps your novels moving, but there is every so often something wonderful about reading some random irrational sprawl of a novel. I adore Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson, for example, and fully a third of that book has to be totally unnecessary. It's also totally awesome.
     
  6. Masiral

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    On the other hand, A Song of Ice and Fire gets almost agonizingly long sometimes.
     
  7. ronny

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    I totally agree on Crptonomicon. I remember being half way through and thinking I could have read 2 other books in the time I've gotten this far and I still had no idea where the story was going. And I didn't care. I was having so much fun I didn't want it to end.