By Jason Boog on Galley Cat, August 31, 2011
If you are interested in taking the challenge, we’ve listed links below to free eBook copies of five massive novels. This GalleyCat editor loves reading digital copies of long, long novels–it seems like the perfect way to interact with these unwieldy titles.
Here’s more from Flavorwire: “we’ve compiled a list of 10 novels that could also function as doorstops if you decide to give up on them. Maybe you’ve tried to impress your friends by casually mentioning that you’re finally reading Proust, or you’re the annoying person on the train with the weighty tome in both hands, jostling into your fellow passengers because you can’t spare a free hand — whatever the reason, we salute you, foolhardy readers.
Free eBook Editions of Five Long, Long Novels
1. The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil
2. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
3. Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust (Only Swann’s Way, but still, a good place to start)
4. Anthem by Ayn Rand (They cite Atlas Shrugged, but this is sort of long too (UPDATE: Okay, it doesn’t really count as a long long novel, but it is a good place to start reading Rand))
5. Ulysses by James Joyce (bonus book we added, well worth the long, long read)