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Old June 30, 2009, 08:33   #18
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Originally Posted by Donald Jonker View Post
.... (well, I guess it's supposed to end "soon"). And it doesn't hurt to skip parts...
Or maybe just in for good old-fashioned 1920's-era writing.

Skimming the link: why the fear of ~750,000 words in one novel? Both Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead (Ayn Rand novels) checked in over that --with about two-thirds of each novel cut prior to publication. (Arguably, both have reasonable sectioning into smaller novels (three and four respectively) -- but in both cases the sectioned versions are pretty much uninterpretable.)
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