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21 hours ago, SeanBeanedMeUp said:

The small Harry Potter books for example [...] are bigger than the small ASOIAF books.

The Potter books are quite short compared to the ASOIAF books.  Or did you mean that the longest Potter book is longer than the shortest ASOIAF book?.   

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6 hours ago, Mister Smikes said:

Or did you mean that the longest Potter book is longer than the shortest ASOIAF book?.   

Not even close!

Word counts of the books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series:

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – 76,944 words

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – 85,141 words

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – 107,253 words

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – 190,637 words

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – 257,045 words

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – 168,923 words

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – 198,227 words

Word counts of the books in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series:

  • A Game of Thrones – 298,000 words

  • A Clash of Kings – 326,000 words

  • A Storm of Swords – 424,000 words

  • A Feast for Crows – 300,000 words

  • A Dance with Dragons – 422,000 words

A single book combining Feast and Dance would be a beast of unprecedented length. It would be much longer than the complete LotR trilogy (480,000), Les Miserables (530,000 words), or War and Peace (560,000 words), and it would come close to the entire Bible (785,000)

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10 hours ago, The hairy bear said:

Not even close!

Actually, it is a bit close, in the sense that Order of the Phoenix (the longest Potter book) is in roughly the same ballpark as A Game of Thrones (the shortest ASOIAF book).  But yeah, A Game of Thrones is still longer.

10 hours ago, The hairy bear said:

A single book combining Feast and Dance would be a beast of unprecedented length.

Well, not quite unprecedented.  I already mentioned the Penguin Classics single volume unabridged edition of Clarissa.  Which is in the vicinity of 950k words.

10 hours ago, The hairy bear said:

It would be much longer than the complete LotR trilogy (480,000), Les Miserables (530,000 words), or War and Peace (560,000 words), and it would come close to the entire Bible (785,000)

Yes, I did mention the Bible.  But of course, the Bible does illustrate that it is indeed physically possible to fit books of that length into a single volume.

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On 6/17/2021 at 4:46 AM, The Young Maester said:

The way a I see it is, two separate books means more money for certain peoples pockets. 

Which sucks.

On 6/17/2021 at 7:01 PM, Mister Smikes said:

The Potter books are quite short compared to the ASOIAF books.  Or did you mean that the longest Potter book is longer than the shortest ASOIAF book?.   

 

On 6/18/2021 at 1:25 AM, The hairy bear said:

Not even close!

Word counts of the books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series:

 

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – 76,944 words

     

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – 85,141 words

     

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – 107,253 words

     

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – 190,637 words

     

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – 257,045 words

     

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – 168,923 words

     

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – 198,227 words

Word counts of the books in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series:

 

  • A Game of Thrones – 298,000 words

     

  • A Clash of Kings – 326,000 words

     

  • A Storm of Swords – 424,000 words

     

  • A Feast for Crows – 300,000 words

     

  • A Dance with Dragons – 422,000 words

     

     

 

 

A single book combining Feast and Dance would be a beast of unprecedented length. It would be much longer than the complete LotR trilogy (480,000), Les Miserables (530,000 words), or War and Peace (560,000 words), and it would come close to the entire Bible (785,000)

Ok to clarify I meant PAGE size was bigger in HP’s smallest books. Like length and width.

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