>>>>>I got a bit impatient and restless during the final two parts, which isn't that unusual for a book of such length.
This came up in my grad studies when we were reading Middlemarch. We discussed how the length for Georgian and Victorian era novels was a result of the leisure time for reading, fewer distractions from other media, and the 'family reading time' when people would read aloud to each other after dinner. We also decided that in general, even the best novels of that type could stand some major editing and 'getting to the point' and 'stop beating the dead horse' syndrome. :P
I do notice my ability to immerse in a book for hours and days has become impaired. Partly age, partly eye strain, but largely, I am sure, sure to the 'vine' culture I am living in.
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