Dec 20, 2009
Books can be of any length — if they're mysteries

People apparently only read mystery stories of any length. With mysteries, the longer the better and people will read any damn thing. But the indulgent, 800-page books like The Brothers Karamazov or Moby-Dick of a hundred years ago are just not going to be read anymore.”
Cormac McCarthy. Contrast Jeff Bezos.

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