I have a fear of fat books. I don’t mean the 500 page kind; I love those. I’m talking about the fattest-ass books around, the thousand pagers, the ones you can’t balance with one hand. What’s the reading strategy? How do you commit to a story that long?
Here are a few of the fatties I’ve always wanted to lay into, the ones I talk about reading ad nauseum — Big Talker! — but never ever pick up.