'''Basic Trope''': A ''long'' book
* '''Straight''': ''[[LongRunner The Story]]'' contains 30 chapters, each around 100 pages.
* '''Exaggerated''': ''The Story'' contains 3,000 chapters, each goes well above 10,000 pages, printed in 10pt fonts.
* '''Downplayed''': ''The Story'' actually consists of [[{{Omnibus}} a trilogy of books, published as one.]]
* '''Justified''':
** ''The Story'' is a long, complex story, perhaps [[NestedStory with several]] [[KudzuPlot different]] PlotThreads.
** A HowTo book or other nonfiction book details a complicated subject.
* '''Inverted''': ''The Story'' is a one-shot ShortStory or a novella.
* '''Subverted''':
** ''The Story'' is a compilation of short stories writen over a large period of time.
** ''The Story'' it's big in volume but only a little fraction of each page is used.
** ''The Story'' has really big letters.
** ''The Story'' is mostly composed of blank pages.
** There are a lot of illustrations.
** ''The Story'' has really thick pages.
** Given that most of ''The Story'' is filler or padding, the author warns the reader to skip them entirely.
** A much shorter abridged version of ''The Story'' is published.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** Even when the individual stories are deceptively short, taken as a whole, the series constitutes a Doorstopper Series. (May or may not be combined into an {{Omnibus}}), depending on the publisher.
** Even if the format makes use of lots of pages to comunicate very little information, when taken on a normal format still takes 20 thousand pages.
** Hardcore fans read the padding and filter anyway.
** The abridged version is still bigger than most phone books.
* '''Parodied''':
** Bob manages to lift ''The Story'' over his head, but is promptly flattened by it.
** Bob uses ''The Story'' as [[UsefulBook an actual doorstop]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': The book is magical and gets bigger or smaller depending on who is reading.
* '''Averted''': The book is of average length.
* '''Enforced''': "I want to write a HeroicFantasy containing [[JigsawPuzzlePlot many different plot threads]], LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, a LoveDodecahedron, etc."
* '''Lampshaded''': "It's a long story..."
* '''Invoked''': See "Enforced".
* '''Exploited''':
** Bob uses ''The Story'' as an improvised weapon.
** Someone uses ''The Story'' literally as a doorstop or paperweight.
** Bob writes secret information in one of the pages of ''The Story'', knowing that, given its size, nobody will find it.
* '''Defied''':
** The writer doesn't want the audience to be intimidated or bored by a long story and either shortens it or doesn't write it.
** The publisher [[ExecutiveMeddling makes the author]] compress the story, fearing that a book that length will hurt [[MoneyDearBoy sales]].
** The story gets DividedForPublication.
* '''Discussed''': "Did anyone actually finish ''The Story''?"
* '''Conversed''': "It was so long, I couldn't finish it with my busy schedule."
* '''Deconstructed''': May be a sign of excessive {{Padding}} and/or just plain bad writing. The [[EndingFatigue audience may grow bored and give up]].
* '''Reconstructed''': {{Padding}} is not used excessively, and the plotlines keep the audience hungry for more; they end up not giving a damn ''how'' long it is.
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