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Long Reads for a Long Weekend

The March long weekend always seems to sneak up when you feel the year is just starting to settle into its routine: summer is over, kids are back at school and the credit card is looking a little weary, then, presto! Up pops another holiday, but this time when you have no plans—no camping, no cycling trips, no visitors. What to do?

Well, given the state of the credit card and the fact that by now everything would be booked out, you’re probably a bit weary yourself. What you’d really like to do is stay at home with a big, fat, door-stopper of a book.

We’ve got the perfect solution for you: check out this great selection of titles—all more than four hundred pages long—guaranteed to absorb and entertain with your choice of crime, horror, romance, drama and more.

From Andrew Davidson’s epic romance The Gargoyle (468 pages) to Nicolai Lilin’s criminal childhood in Siberian Education (447 pages), from John Ajvide Lindqvist’s creepy and suspenseful Harbour (500 pages) to Henry Handel Richardson’s Australian classic The Fortunes of Richard Mahony (a whopping 940 pages!), the long weekend is the perfect time to get engrossed in a great big book.

We’re not suggesting you should judge your books by weight, but there is nothing quite like the heft of a new book to send a thrill up the spine. And you can assure your weary credit card that all these books are under $20, with free postage. Now that’s a great holiday! (But, be warned, you might need to take a sickie to finish Richard Mahony.)

Long Books for a Long Weekend
    The Gargoyle

    The Gargoyle

    Andrew Davidson
    The End of Mr Y

    The End of Mr Y

    Scarlett Thomas
    The People's Act of Love

    The People’s Act of Love

    James Meek
    The Fortunes Of Richard Mahony

    The Fortunes Of Richard Mahony

    Henry Handel Richardson
    Siberian Education

    Siberian Education

    Nicolai Lilin
    Careful, He Might Hear You

    Careful, He Might Hear You

    Sumner Locke Elliott
    Harbour

    Harbour

    John Ajvide Lindqvist
    Such is Life

    Such is Life

    Joseph Furphy

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