From the What book are you reading thread: 400 pages in, another 330 to go, I'm struggling. It's good, and the ideas and concepts are constantly flowing and interesting, but the story is sooooooo slow. Could easily be half the length. Have had to read a couple of smaller books inbetween to break it up. I read an article recently that the publishing industry is finding that the public no longer want long books, they don't have the patience any more. There was some reference to TV series/box sets/ binge watching being an influence but I forget what, I'll have to find it. Do you find yourself avoiding long books? I don't particuarly, still happy to plough through a Donna Tartt epic, but I wonder if I've got less patience for a long book that isn't worth the time and effort.