Re: RARA-AVIS: The long and the short of it...

From: M Blumenthal (
Date: 20 Nov 2001

> > Maybe fat books simply sell more copies of each title. Maybe readers
want to
> extend the experience, or maybe there isn't a popular market that really
> to read, but buyers are rewarded with intellectual bragging rights when
the one
> book a year they purchase has 600 pages while their friends only book came
in at
> a mere 450. Quality hardly matters when you're comparing size, does it?
Don't forget those fat paoerbacks are going for $8.00 + sales tax and the price is even higher in Canada. Maybe when buying a 400 page book people may feel they are getting their money's worth, but feel gypped if they spent that on a 154 page book (The original pb length of Parker's God Save the Child) Mark

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