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->''"The covers of this book are too far apart."''
-->-- '''Creator/AmbroseBierce'''

A common literary term that refers to a book being so thick and heavy that it can be used as a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin doorstopper]]. Or a literary [[ThrowTheBookAtThem weapon]]. Or a [[GeniusBruiser substitute for barbells]]. Or a method with which to [[Website/TheBestPageInTheUniverse give an orthopedist a job]]. While it is likely to be used in a spirit of derision, as it evokes the idea of {{Padding}} in spades, there are also many fine books that could technically stop a door or kill a man in a pinch.

Proper Doorstoppers (also known as Tree Killers) should be over 500 pages. If one book is over 1,000 pages, it is probably a Doorstopper. This goes double if the [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} typeface]] is smaller than 10 point.

When talking about a "doorstopper series", the series in question is likely to involve [[HighFantasy great battles between good and evil]], a ChosenOne and [[MacGuffin mysterious jewelry]]. It is a doorstopper series if, and only if, every actual book in the series is a Door Stopper.

Oftentimes, publishers will turn an ordinary trilogy, tetralogy, or series into one huge book. This is not strictly a Doorstopper but an "{{Omnibus}}". These books, though, can invariably be used to stop doors, press flowers, act as fake gold in a bank robbery, or [[BreadEggsMilkSquick crush small children]]. These are sometimes for the convenience of fans of the series. Othertimes, with very long series or ones where the order almost doesn't matter, it's to sell volumes that don't sell anywhere near as well as the most popular books in the series. Conversely, a publisher might avoid releasing an intimidating doorstopper by having the book DividedForPublication.

Can and will cause massive muscle fatigue when reading while holding the book in your hands. Can also cause the written text to disappear into the center fold--or the ''book'' itself to rip apart halfway through reading!

TechnologyMarchesOn, and these days, a doorstopper can still be really, really long, but all fits neatly on your comparatively light and small smartphone or favorite e-reader. Keep in mind how lucky we are today compared to the 20th century and before, when {{bookworm}}s had to decide if they ''really'' wanted to lug the doorstopper of a book they were really enjoying with them on the bus to work.

The VisualNovel genre of {{Video Game}}s and any video games that use this trope has taken this to an art form. These games can have upwards of 70+ straight hours of reading (around ''double the length'' of an average game, which is 25–40 hours) being unusually common for the high-profile games.

When a character takes this trope a little too literally, see UsefulBook. Extremely useful if one wishes to ThrowTheBookAtThem.

And what's a doorstopper without LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters? [[{{Pun}} Of both]] [[BinaryBitsAndBytes types.]]

A doorstopper can incite a case of ArchivePanic with one single volume.

!!Real-world examples:


[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Return of Superman'' contains all 21 issues of the arc. Paired with ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' and ''World Without a Superman'', another 7 and 9 issues respectively, it is thicker than a phone book.
** The collected volumes for ''Superman: Doomsday'' and ''Superman: Our Worlds at War'' are just as long.
* Jeff Smith's ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}''. Other comic books can -- and have -- run longer, but few of them are published as a single-volume, 1,300-page tome.
* The ''ComicBook/{{Cerebus|TheAardvark}}'' "phone book" collections; all but the thinnest four can indeed stop doors. And they're tradedrift paperbacks!
* Publishers have recently released complete collections of the entire runs of certain newspaper comic strips, including ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' as well as ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''. Though spread out into multiple volumes, each one is still pretty hefty.
** The complete ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' weighs over five pounds.
** ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' [[http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Far-Side-1980-1994-vol/dp/0740721135/ one]] is in two volumes, each being about as big as a double-size cereal box and the preface even calls it an "18-pound hernia giver".
** Collections of comic strips often have larger dimensions (taller/wider) than normal books, as well, making them even more awkward.
* Given how long some comics like ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'' have been running... imagine how big a "Complete Blondie" collection would be. [[http://www.amazon.com/Blondie-1-Chic-Young/dp/1600107400/ This volume]] is only three years worth, and it's almost ''four pounds!''
* The complete collected edition of ''ComicBook/FromHell''.
* ''The Complete ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', begun by [[http://www.fantagraphics.com/peanuts Fantagraphics]] in 2004: "50 years of art. 25 books. Two books per year for 12½ years."
* The [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]] Omnibuses, massive collections of selections of various series, tend to be hefty. The Hulk omnibus, for example, weighs six pounds.
** At least 15 of them are over 1,000 pages. As of May 2013, the largest published is the collection of [[CashCowFranchise the first ten]] ''[[Franchise/TheDarkTower Dark Tower]]'' comic adaptations, at 1260 pages.
** Close followers are the complete collection of Peter Milligan's and Mike Allred's ''[[ComicBook/XForce X-Force/X-Statix]]'' and related spin-offs, also at over 1200 pages, the collection of Walt Simonson's complete run (as writer) on ComicBook/TheMightyThor and related spin-offs (1,136 numbered pages of reprints plus about 50 of supplemental materials) and the [[SpiderMan Amazing Spider-Man]] Omnibus (Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's entire 39 issue run plus two annuals: 1,088 pages long, three inches thick and a whopping eight pounds).
* Similarly the Absolute collections of certain comics and runs of comics produced by Creator/DCComics. They aren't usually as long as the Marvel Omnibuses, but make up for it by being printed at an expanded page size.
* ''Comic Book Tattoo'', a collection of short stories based on songs by Music/ToriAmos, is both thick and ''wide'', making it absolutely massive...and a great prop for using one's laptop on the bed.
* The Flight Anthologies more often than not deserve this status, as do the Popgun anthologies.
* The collected editions of Richard Starking's ''ComicBook/{{Elephantmen}}'' comics, they also usually come out in hardback first so they're quite heavy.
* The collected edition ''Toda ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}}'', with practically all the strips starring the Argentinian girl.
* The ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' complete case files. Each one contains a year's worth of storylines. And don't even get started on the upcoming ''MeltdownMan'' graphic novel.
* Although not really a Door Stopper, Creator/NeilGaiman's introduction to "[[ComicBook/TheSandman The Kindly Ones]]" states that the hardcover version of the book is heavy enough to stun a burglar in the dark, which has always been his definition of true art.
* The ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'' Omnibus collects 24 issues, and is officially described as being "perfect for long time fans, new readers and anyone needing a heavy object with which to fend off The Walking Dead."
** And then there's ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'' compendium, which is 48 issues, collected in one volume.
* The ''KISS Kompendium'', a compilation of the ''Music/{{KISS}} Psycho Circus'' comic book series which comes in at a massive 1,280 pages and 10+ pounds.
* Not a comic book but a book about comics: the volume produced by Creator/DCComics to mark their 75th anniversary - called, naturally enough, ''75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking'' measures around 16 by 11.5 inches and is three inches thick. It weighs in at around 15lb. Fortunately it comes in a sturdy cardboard carrying case.
* The "Ultimate Collection" volumes for UDON's ''ComicBook/StreetFighter'' comics are roughly the size of an average text book. And cost $60 each, making them similar in price as well.
* The aptly named Gold Brick collections of Antarctic Press's ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' are 25 issues each.
* The [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/G.I._Joe_vs._the_Transformers_Omnibus TF Wiki]] refers to the ''GIJoe vs. TheTransformers'' Omnibus as a "tarantula-smasher" of a book at around 500 pages.
* The ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' Omnibus edition. 2 volumes in a single slipcase box totaling just under 2400 pages.
* ComicBook/TheInvisibles Omnibus: 1536 pages and just under 10 lbs. Not recommended to be read in one sitting. DC Entertainment is not responsible for any [[MindScrew hallucinations you may experience if you try.]]
* ''Creator/FrankMiller's Big Damn ComicBook/SinCity'', a compilation of every ''Sin City'' yarn written to-date. It's the size of a dictionary.

[[folder:Encyclopedias & Dictionaries]]
* The 1951 edition of the Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (Encyclopedic Edition) which is roughly 25cm long, 20cm wide, and at ''least'' 10cm '''thick'''. Broke the bank at a whopping ''two dollars.''
** Which is about $18 today. Still not a lot.
* The ''Oxford English Dictionary'', considered by many to be as close to an official dictionary of English as could be (since English, unlike French, has no official standards) is 23 volumes. The planned Third Edition is projected to cost about $55 million and the estimated date of completion is 2037.
** The text in the ''compact'' edition of the ''first'' edition Oxford English Dictionary has been shrunk to the point that you essentially need a ''magnifying glass'' to make use of the words, and it ''still'' takes up two volumes that are big and heavy enough to be dangerous. Each volume clocks in at about 4,000 pages, and some editions come with a really helpful magnifying glass.
** The Mac Application version is enough to create a {{Administrivia/sinkhole}} lasting for hours. PRACTICALLY EVERY SINGLE WORD IS LINKED.
* The Spanish Royal Academy dictionary is two tomes that amount to 3548 pages in font size 8.
* At least one edition of the ''Large Chinese-Norwegian Dictionary'' clocks in at 1408 pages.
* One Japanese-English kanji dictionary raises the bar to 1748. The severely abridged version still has 430.
** The full version is [[http://www.amazon.com/Kanji-Dictionary-Mark-Spahn/dp/0804820589/ref=pd_sim_b_5 here.]] Look at that list price!
* There is an encyclopaedic dictionary of the Spanish language. It includes -- aside from definitions -- short biographies, maps, diagrams (including a full page schematic of a pocket watch); and the appendices include difficulties of the language, a preposition guide, and a compendium of Spanish conjugations (Spanish is a hard language). Everything in three volumes totalling 3200 pages.
* The ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merck_Index Merck Index]]'' is about 2198 pages.
* A 130-year-old ''Encyclopaedia Britannica'' is 25 volumes, with each one being eight to ten centimetres thick. And this was published in the late 1870s.
* The German dictionary and encyclopaedia ''Grimm'' currently consists (it is still updated and added to) of about 35 books between five and ten cm thick. And this is the ''paperback'' edition.
* During the Ming Dynasty at least 3,000 scholars spent 4 years, beginning in 1403, working on the Yongle Dadian, an encyclopedia with 11,095 volumes and 22,877 chapters. There are an estimated 370 million Chinese characters used.
* ''The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language'', the most comprehensive and authoritative overview of English grammar, clocks in at 1860 pages (and you thought your English class was hard).
* The ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physicians%27_Desk_Reference Physicians' Desk Reference]]'', a pharmaceutical reference, is provided annually, for free, to practicing physicians (at least in the United States). Because this information is available electronically, the ([[http://www.tkshare.com/Image3/200932219283735977801.jpeg enormous]]) books are frequently given away, or used as literal paperweights and doorstoppers.
* The Oxford Classical Dictionary Third ed. is about 6 cm thick and has over 6,000 entries on ancient Greek and Roman Civilizations if you ever needed a complete reference.
* The Meyers Konversationslexikon: well over 30 volumes, 16 cm wide, 7 cm thick, 25 cm high, all around 1,000 pages, 3 mm writing height in fracture, printed in 1906. It's an encyclopaedia on about everything know back then along with facsimiles, maps, tables and other pictures.
* Somebody decided to print and bind part of the English Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}. [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3164804/This-looks-like-print-Wikipedia.html This was the result.]]
** As of May 30, 2016, Wikipedia totals [[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Size_in_volumes around 3,046,283,280 words across 5,163,192 articles,]] which would require over 2,285 volumes to print.
** The artistic [[http://printwikipedia.com/ Print Wikipedia]] project makes the entire Wikipedia available to purchase as a paper print-on-demand publication, divided into 700-page hardcover volumes. It takes 525 volumes to get to the letter 'A'. The letter 'A' then takes 448 volumes. Heck, the ''[[http://printwikipedia.com/#/table-of-contents table of contents]]'' itself takes up 91 volumes!
* The unabridged edition of William Vollman's "calculus of violence" ''[[http://www.mcsweeneys.net/authorpages/vollmann/vollmann.html Rising Up and Rising Down]]'' weighs in at 3,352 pages across seven volumes.
* The printed version of ''Chemical Abstracts'' filled whole bookshelves (the company tossed in the towel as of Janurary 1, 2010 and is now only offering the publication electronically) considering the book provides overviews for over 50 million chemical substances, their invention, production, uses, patents, properties; the same for 60 million proteins and DNA sequences; along with a subsection devoted to summarising all major scholarly publications on chemistry from the past 103 years… and is all daily updated.
** One of their sales agents managed to crash the CAS servers once with an demonstration. He explained how to do an complex search. And all ten people in the room pressed enter at the same time; cue general computational blackout at the CAS mainframe.
* The most recent edition of The Complete Franchise/StarWars Encyclopedia clocks in at over 1200 pages across 3 volumes.
* The Yellow Pages are books that contain every single phone number in a given area, as well as plenty of advertising. They usually contain several hundred pages even in a more sparsely-populated area. Anybody who uses the Yellow Pages will most likely remember having crushed a toe with one. Recently shrunk to paperback size, with the same number of pages.
* The thirteenth edition of Svenska Akademiens ordlista (The Swedish Academy's Dictionary) has 1,130 pages.
* Pokonry's Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (a huge Indo-European dictionary) clocks in at 1,648 pages, is often divided into 2 volumes… screw it, here's the [[http://www.amazon.com/Indogermanisches-Etymologisches-Woerterbuch-Set-vols/dp/0828866023 Amazon link.]]
* The legendary ''Capital'' by Karl Marx. Three volumes of well over five hundred pages ''each'', about 2,500 in total… and he was working on a ''[[SerialEscalation fourth]]'' when he died.
** The only "real" volume he ever finished was the first one. Marx was working on the other two but died before adding the finishing touches to them. [[HeterosexualLifePartners Engels]] is the one who finished, edited and published the other two volumes. The fourth one eventually saw the light, but it wasn't past the preparation stage and instead of being called ''Capital: volume IV'' it was called ''Critical History of the Theory of Surplus''.
*** ''Capital'' is itself a sequel to Marx's earlier work ''A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy''.
* De Dikke Van Dale (the 'fat' Van Dale), the most well-known Dutch dictionary, is devided in three volumes and has a total of 4,464 pages.
* ''The Story of the Great War'' is an edited compilation of what happened during World War I. It was compiled from the official censored accounts, was mostly written during World War I, has no editorial commentary, and still runs 8 volumes (each of which is a 500+ page doorstopper by itself).
* The ''1000... Before You Die'' series is made of these. Each books lists 1000 or 1001 items (movies, books, albums, natural wonders) that you must watch/play/read/see before you die. Each one reaches into the 900 page area.
* One Polish "encyclopedia for children" is a rather ridiculous example: it's 868 pages long, all printed on glossy paper, and thus even an adult would find it cumbersome to pick up. And it's meant as a gift for 7-year-old children!
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRC_Handbook_of_Chemistry_and_Physics CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics:]] essentially the annually updated GreatBigBookOfEverything covering nearly all recorded information on nearly all hard data and physics known to humanity. Subjects include Musical Scales, the physical properties of nearly all known substances,[[note]]ranging from melting point to magnetic susceptibility to sheer strength to materials known to be superconducting and the temperature ranges at which they do so,[[/note]] useful mathematical equations and tables, physical constants, safety procedures for dangerous chemicals (such as poisons and their cures), diagrams of molecular structures, physical stats on the moons and planets of our solar system,[[note]]such as their surface gravity, size, mass, and composition,[[/note]] and several thousand pages of other useful, interesting, and simply random assorted data about the world around us. Printed in 12 pt font on dictionary style paper nearly thin enough to read through, it still manages to measure in at 8.5 x 11 inches tall and wide, and as of the 2007–2008 edition, 3.5 inches thick. The modern editions weigh in at about 10 pounds (about 4 kg), and 2014's 95th edition clocks in at 2693 pages. The book at one point used a square 6x6 inch format, but they switched to the rectangular 8.5x11 format [[GodzillaThreshold when the book passed the point of being a cube, and began looking more like the page image]].
* The most recent edition of ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black%27s_Law_Dictionary Black's Law Dictionary]]'' comes in at about 1,800 pages.
* The most prominent publisher of dictionaries in France is Paul Robert, with the Robert line of dictionaries. Their standard hardcover desk dictionary is around four and a half pounds, at over 2,800 pages. The part that tends to horrify students of the language? That edition of the dictionary is called ''Le Petit Robert''. Yes, the little Robert. The unabridged version, ''Le Robert'', is around the size of the ''Oxford English Dictionary'', and the company wisely prefers to offer it on CD or DVD to non-libraries.
* Sports encyclopedias can be pretty massive. ''Total Baseball'' was published in 8 editions between 1989 and 2004. Each addition contained comprehensive statistics for every player in Major League Baseball. They also had season and team records, league and team histories, select player biographies, post-season and All-Star game recaps, essays on various aspects of the game (e.g. Negro Leagues, baseball journalism, player nicknames), and even directories for managers, coaches, and umpires. All this packed into over 2400 pages. ''Total Football'' and ''Total Hockey'' were every bit as comprehensive, albeit at just under 2000 pages each.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
%% If the fanfic is still ongoing, make sure to add a date (e.g. "as of February 2016" etc.) to your example, as it will inevitably become outdated soon.
[[AC:Over 2,000,000 words (single)]]
* As of July 2015, the longest (non-troll) fanfiction on the Website/FanFictionDotNet site is ''FanFic/TheSubspaceEmissarysWorldsConquest'', with 220 chapters consisting of ''4,061,129'' words. Yes, you read that right. And it's not even finished - the author has been updating this fic since March of 2008, and is hoping to make it 400 chapters. The most recent chapters are roughly 40,000 words each. That's enough for them to qualify as novels on their own, at least according to The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's criteria.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2094087/1/Hugs-and-Kisses Hugs and Kisses]]'' is a fanfic featuring Wrestling/ChrisJericho and Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon... that on 1 April 2014 quietly snuck past Worlds Conquest when its 441st chapter took it to 3,593,793 words, making it the longest story on Fanfiction.net. It held that title for about two months before Worlds Conquest exited its hiatus. As of chapter 503 it sits at 3,865,990 words, though updates seem to have stopped. The earlier part ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1955444/1/Hugs-and-Kisses-The-Beginning Hugs and Kisses: The Beginning]]'' is also over a million words, with the two combined totalling just over 4.9 million.
* ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/992851/chapters/1961979 CCW: Character Championship Wrestling]]'' is the longest fanfic on Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn. As of 15 March 2017 it is 213 chapters and 3,617,232 words long.
* The ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fanfic, ''FanFic/SpiritOfRedemption'' has a grand total of 3,404,854 words in 162 chapters. And by the way, it's all original plot and mostly all {{OC}}s. There are a few other stories out there that are [[SerialEscalation longer than this]], but what really makes ''Spirit of Redemption'' stand out is that it was written in only 21 months whereas the other stories that break 3 million words have been ongoing for years. It's also the longest completed fanfic. The writer, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/~myetel Myetel,]] once had a job writing technical manuals for NASA. Perhaps that explains it...
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4778437/1/These_Black_Eyes_Ag_Re_Post_Ing_r These Black Eyes]]'' in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' section is over 2.5 million words, 272 chapters. Depending on how much of Arc III has been lost, it may have been over 3 million in its full version.
* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' fanfic ''FanFic/TrialByTenderness'' sits at just over 2.2 million words as of December 2014 -- at ''Harry Potter'' word-per-page rates, that's around 7,000 pages, and over three times the length of ''Literature/AtlasShrugged''. The author doesn't seem to be planning on stopping anytime soon, either.
* ''FanFic/TheChase'' clocks in at over 2,000,000 words ''(contained within over 800 chapters)'' as of January 2016.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8935062/1/Shards-To-A-Whole Shards To a Whole]]'' an ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' fanfic centering around [=McGee=] and Abby but extended to show Team Gibbs evolving into [[TrueCompanions The Gibbs Family]]. As of 2/20/2016, clocking it at 529 chapters, over 2.3 million words, and still not finished. Not counting ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10113704/1/Shards Shards]]'', an Alternate Universe story currently at 140 chapters an over 650 thousand words and counting; "Shards" picks up after chapter 290 of "[=StaW=]", and is being written by Keryl Raist for those who want to follow the plot beats of her main story without dealing with a primary plotline of her later chapters in "[=StaW=]", [[spoiler: in which Tim and Abby [=McGee=] and Jimmy and Breena Palmer [[{{Polyamory}} enter into a long-term four-way romantic relationship]]]].
* ''FanFic/BraveNewWorld'' currently stands at 2,404,050 words.
* ''Fanfic/AmbienceAFleetSymphony'', as of September 19, 2016, clocks in at 260 chapters and 2,632,522 words, and it's still ongoing.
* ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', which as of January 2017, is over 2.04 million words, with no sign of slowing down any time soon.

[[AC:Over 2,000,000 words (series)]]
* Lightning on the Wave's AlternateUniverse ''Literature/HarryPotter'' epic known as the ''FanFic/ArcOfSacrifices''. It's posted as 7 separate stories (mirroring the 7-book format of the HP series), so the site doesn't record the full tale's word count. This is really too bad, since it clocks in at just over '''3 million''' words. Surprisingly enough (for a fanfic), it's actually a complete story. The author wrote it between September '05 and Jan '07, posting an average of 6400 words per day.
* ''FanFic/UndocumentedFeatures'' clocks in at (as of early November 2008) approximately 20 megabytes of pure ASCII text. That's 3.5 million words long. Which actually makes it longer than the ''Sacrifices Arc''.
* ''FanFic/LatiasJourney'', weights in at 1,237,300 words. Combining it with its sequel ''FanFic/BraveNewWorld'', already mentioned above, results in a length of over 3.5 million words.
* FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops as a whole falls under this, thanks to having multiple authors writing for different franchises in the universes setting and having others still contributing snips to them as well. As of putting this here, ''just'' the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]] branch of the loops has gone for 198 chapters and ''2,042,068 words''. In total, the loops ranks in at +400 chapters and ''+5,000,000'' words. It's gotten to the point where the trope page has sub-pages for any compilation with more then 20 chapters; FanFic/TheMLPLoops obviously enough, FanFic/ThePokemonLoops, FanFic/TheRWBYLoops, Fanfic/TheWinxClubLoops...
* A ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' fanfic series [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3954576/1/Flames-and-Family Flames and Family]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1446765/madashes2ashes madashes2ashes]] is made up of four complete stories and the fifth is still ongoing. Part IV in particular contains 2,225,275 words in 161 chapters, putting it in FF.net's top 10 longest individual stories. In total, the word count for the fics goes over 3.5 million words.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3455738/1/Tales_of_The_Cosmic_War_vol_1_A_Heros_Evolution Tales of The Cosmic War]]'' is a story that has three parts with a total of around 200 chapters (parts as in stories) the first one has around 1,100,000 words, the third was finished with 2,411,720 words on its own. In total, the trilogy spans 4,470,278 words.
* The 10 core stories of [[http://www.fimfiction.net/index.php?view=category&user=48437 BlackRoseRaven's]] fusion of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and Myth/NorseMythology referred to as the Fanfic/BloomingMoonChronicles or the 99 Worlds Saga total ''4,441,432 words''. That doesn't even count the various sequels or side stories (most of the author's other entries tie in to TheVerse).
* The ''Fanfic/{{Austraeoh}}'' series. While each story has 200 chapters, they are very short, usually no more than a few hundred words. Still, as of February 2016, the entire octology clocks in at above 2,000,000 words, and the author may be planning on several more parts.
* The second story of the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' series, ''Fanfic/AStickySituation'', is called ''Secret of the 327th'' and crosses over with ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars.'' Upon completion, it turned out to be 220 chapters and 2,291,357 words. The third part sits at well over 840,000 as of August 2015. And the fourth sits at over 600,000.
* The ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries''. Altogether, the completed seasons and side-stories total 2,176,431 words.[[note]]This total does not include the uncompleted Season 8 to make it easier to add when it's finished, or the non-canon Fourth Wall Variety Show stuff.[[/note]] Imagine a binding of that.
** The actual seasons can qualify. For a while, they hovered over 80,000 words, with Seasons 3 and 5 both breaking 100,000... then came Season 6. The [[AlternateUniverse Dark World]]/[[ADayInTheLimelight Shining Armor]] arc was a massive 825,116 word monster. Since then, seasons seem to hit this trend, with Season 5.5/6.5 hitting 174,056 words, Season 7 ending at 523,208 words, and the uncompleted Season 8 currently just north of 400,000 words.
** ''FanFic/PinkiePiesFourthWallVarietyShow'', a non canon Pony POV series, had all its episode collected together on [=FIMFiction=]. The end result was another 423,287 words on top of everything else.
* As of November 2016, all the works (including non-canon) in the ''Fanfic/PokeWars'' added up to a total of 4,813,057 words.
* The same creator of ''Fanfic/SoulChess'' brought us ''Fanfic/FairyWithoutWings''. While ''Fanfic/SoulChess'' did not break 2,000,000 words (see below) this one did and is ''still ongoing''.

[[AC:Over 1,000,000 words (single)]]
* ''[[FanFic/YetAgain Yet Again with a little extra help]]'' reached 1,262,281 words at its completion after approximately three years of work. This is all before the TimeSkip in Naruto, incidentally, and the story continues in a sequel for Post Time-Skip.
** Third Fang has put up roughly 1,200,000 words in a period of 900, that is 1300 words per day, everyday. this time figure does not remove the time taken up buy revisions or time spent doing other tiresome things like sleeping and eating.
* At over 1,080,000 and still ongoing as of 2015 ''Fanfic/{{Drifting}}'' is currently the second longest ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' story on FanFictionDotNet.
* ''FanFic/ACertainUnknownLevel0'' has reached 1,474,611 words as of April 2017, and is the longest ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' fanfiction on fanfiction.net.
* ''FanFic/PrinceOfTheDarkKingdom'': At 142 chapters and 1,181,731 words certainly qualifies. A ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fic.
* ''Fanfic/YuGiOhForever'', which lives up to its name; it's a whopping ''321 chapters, 937,873 words, long.'' It also has a sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5893795/1/YuGiOh_Eternal Yu-Gi-Oh Eternal,]]'' which is 70 chapters, 451,622 words, long.
* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/TheLife'' is 230 chapters long, with 1,622,859 words in total. WordOfGod originally stated that the story would end at over twice its then-current length back when it was 550,000 words; it ended up being nearly triple that. As of August 2016, it remains the longest story in the ''Halo'' fanfiction.net archive.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Skin}}'', as of March 2014, has passed 1.8 million words.
* ''Fanfic/SoulChess'' is complete at 208 chapters and over ''1,700,000 words''.
* The ''[[FanFic/TheNewTrialsOfCardCaptorSakura The New trials of Card Captor Sakura and friends]]'', a ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' fiction that has almost 2 million words, featuring the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters entire returning casts of CCS as well as hundreds of original characters introduced in the story]]. The story features Sakura and Syaoran as they attempt to seal the dark forces as well learning more about their parents past while striving to understand the future for them and their friends.
* ''Fanfic/UnequallyRationalAndEmotional'' certainly isn't short in the ''[[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Negima]]'' section, at 1,221,218 words as of chapter 48.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1753484/1/RockmanEXE_The_College_Years RockmanEXE: The College Years]]'' comes in at over 1,000,000 words in 280 chapters. It's about three times longer than any other single fic in the Megaman category.
* ''[[http://ficwad.com/story/213011 Eroninja]]'' currently clocks in at 70 chapters and just under 1,500,000 words. The side-story ''[[http://ficwad.com/story/214155 Eroninja: The Limelight]]'' adds almost another 100,000. Both stories are still going strong and the author intends to write at least [[UpToEleven two sequels]].
* The RecursiveFanfiction ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons'' has passed the original ''Fallout Equestria'', has been completed with over 1.7 million words. Unlike plenty of other long fanfics, it's not due to {{Padding}}; both this story and the original have editors and are regarded as good quality works.
* ''Fanfic/AshesOfThePast'', a ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime fanfiction, clocks in at 1,143,771 words and still ongoing as of November 2016.
* While the ''FanFic/BloomingMoonChronicles'' are a doorstopper as a whole, two stories from the series deserve special mention: ''Glory Be'', with 1,039,124 words, and ''Hecate's Orphanage'', with 1,149,615. (It should be noted that these wordcounts are taken from the version published on Website/FimfictionDotNet. The fanfiction.net publications have a few thousand words extra.)
* ''Fanfic/StarlightOverDetrot'' (as of January 2017) clocks in at 103 chapters and over 1,019,952 words, and is 28 chapters into its third (and possibly final) act.
* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/stories/relevance?search=Silver+Glow%27s+Journal Silver Glow's Journal]]'' follows a pegasus college student from the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' universe through a year-long foreign exchange program on Earth. It wrapped up at 379 chapters (styled as short jounal entries) and 1,000,907 words.
* The ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' fanfic ''Fanfic/Digimon02TheStoryWeNeverTold'' is (as of February 2017) 68 chapters long at 1,025,713 words. And from the look of things, it's still quite a way from being finished.

[[AC:Over 1,000,000 words (series)]]
* Fanfic/TheCalvinverse is a very long series, with over 1,000,000 words spread across its several stories... and that's only counting the official stories!
** ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' alone has over 700,000 words spread out over 100 episodes.
* The ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2124/trixies-magic-bit Trixieverse]]'' series exceeds 1,000,000 words in seven successive books, each one focussing on different character arcs and situations but continuing the larger narrative.
* The ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fanfic trilogy ''Fanfic/MassVexations'' clocks in at just under 1.4 million words. Across the entire series, two of the installments clock in at just over 600,000 words.
* The ''Fanfic/TotalDramaComebackSeries'' is composed of the first saga, one of the only complete alternate-seasons at over 400,000 words, and the second fic ''Total Drama Battlegrounds'' is set to at least triple that amount with double the contestants. This is over a million words for a kids' show.
* The ''Fanfic/AlbusPotterSeries'', consisting of 7 "books", clocks in at over 1,120,000 words, about 50,000 words longer than the actual Harry Potter series.
* ''Fanfic/IronHearts'', each of the chapters in this [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic MLP]] and ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' crossover series is well over 100,000 words, with most topping 200,000 by a fair margin. Altogether, the series is roughly 1,400,000 words as of April 26 2016.
* The six-season ''Fanfic/TotalShuffledIslandSeries'' is expected to approach 1.5 million words upon completion. The shortest finished season clocks in at about 190,000 words including author's notes, and a couple top 300K.
* As of July 2016, the series ''Fanfic/DownToAgincourt'' is more than 1,000,000 words in length (and that's only the first four books of a projected nine)!
* ''FanFic/AdoptedDisplaced'' series: As of January 1, 2017, the thirteen ''completed'' stories alone total 1,127,027 words. The six incomplete fics, as of March 7, 2017, are another 758,503 (put together, that's 1,885,530). On top of that, the author's adding another 14,000 minimum every week. And there are more stories to come.

[[AC:Over 500,000 words (single)]]
* Naruto fanfic ''Fanfic/BetterLeftUnsaid'', at over 950,000 words as of 2016.
* Another example of long Harry Potter fanfic is ''Hogwarts Exposed'', a fanfic coming in at over 700,000 words. It would be much shorter if not for the rampant [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment redundancy]] and {{filler}}, of course.
* ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'' is 755,729 words long. It shows, too; each chapter is a veritable mountain of text. ''The prologue'' clocks in at about 54 pages in Word-format.
* The ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'' is 508,921 words in length. ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'', by the same author, looks like its going to run a risk of hitting this as well, as it is only seventeen chapters long at this point but is clocking in at over 150,000 words, and canonically, it hasn't even finished the first of the actual game's ''five'' acts.
* ''[[http://www.mediaminer.org/fanfic/view_st.php?id=49664&submit=View Par Tout Autre Nom,]]'' a ''crossover'' between Manga/InuYasha and Manga/YuYuHakusho is 500,000+ words and seems nowhere near done.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7422125/1/Nightfall Nightfall,]]'' a ''Naruto'' fanfic about Naruto gaining the Rinnegan is over 700,000 words, 146 chapters, and still going strong.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9443327/1/ A Third Path to the Future]]'' a ''Harry Potter'' and ''Marvel'' crossover that clocks at 829,759 words and only 21 chapters. It's been recently updated and shows no sign of stopping.
* tracefan's ''FanFic/TheDarknessWithin'', presently having over 650,000 words. It doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon.
* The ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ADifferentLesson''. As originally posted, over 1100 pages; a smaller font sized version runs around 550 pages. 45 chapters, 632,000 words. And amazingly, very little of it is filler; there's just that much going on.
* ''FanFic/NobodyDies''. 105 chapters and 626,466 words as of this writing, and will likely hit 150 chapters before its run is up.
* 174 Chapters, 548,269 words, presenting the ''Franchise/{{Bratz}}'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5203235/1/Blast_To_The_Past Blast To The Past.]]''
* ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'': At the time of the [[AuthorExistenceFailure author's death]], the story is 632 ''thousand'' words. 1000+ A4 pages, if you planed on printing it, ''and the story is still not finished...''[[note]]But of course it will probably never be finished now, thanks to the AuthorExistenceFailure.[[/note]]
* ''[[FanFic/UltimateSleepwalker Ultimate Sleepwalker: The New Dreams]]'' ended in December 2016 at 115 chapters and 663,326 words in total. ''[[FanFic/UltimateSpiderWoman Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change With The Light]]'', a companion series set in the same universe, is currently at 530,296 words and 89 chapters, and is ongoing.
* HVK's ''FanFic/KingdomCrossovers''. Back when it was over 500,000 words, it was still in Traverse Town, promising an ArcFatigue probably worse than the [[Anime/DragonBallZ Namek Saga]]. Currently it is over 900,000 words long.
* ''Fanfic/DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns'', with 900,000 words as of December 2014.
* ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'' is over 680,000 words long. At one point it was only the fifth longest ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic on fanfiction.net.
* The ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fanfic ''{{Dauntless}}''. It started in July 2010; by January 2012, it was at over 539,000 words in 77 chapters, and usually updated at an average of once every 8-10 days. The author believed that she ''might'' finish sometime in 2012. She didn't, and it's still ongoing. As of December 2014 it is 97 chapters long and over 660,000 words.
* ''FanFic/ThisPlatinumCrown'' is 847,983 words as of April 2016 and still not finished. Add to that that's it's a sequel to ''FanFic/TheBestNightEver'', which is comparatively short at 53,935 words.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7599234/1/Bad-Boys-JEDI-Style Bad Boys, JEDI Style,]]'' is complete as of May 2013, breaking 908,000 words. It is the longest English-language ''Franchise/StarWars'' fic on FF.net.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8169196/1/Persona-Duality Persona Duality]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/774317/Sraosha Sraosha,]] a ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series fanfic. At 105 chapters and over 900,000 words, the story is still not finished. Granted, the sheer length may be due to writing a fully original Persona-esque story and not basing it on any of the canon games.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/ImperfectMetamorphosis''. As of December 2014 it sits at a whopping 877,840 words - and isn't even finished yet.
* ''The WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/TheEndOfPonies'' is already longer than the entire ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' trilogy. And it's not even finished yet.
* ''FanFic/ThreeSlytherinMarauders'' currently weighs in at 139 chapters with over 560,000 words and is yet unfinished.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4955214/1/The-Legend-of-Zelda-Legacy-of-the-Sages The Legend of Zelda: Legacy of the Sages]]'' is currently 116 chapters long with over 800,000 words, and is only about halfway done.
* ''Fanfic/TheSevenHunters'' has a completed total of 557,205 words on Fanfiction.Net.
* ''FanFic/{{Embers}}'', a DarkerAndEdgier AU of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', clocks in at 91 chapters and 757,722 words.
* ''FanFic/MassEffectHumanRevolution'' is currently at 2 Prologues, 47 Chapters, and 3 interludes long and is 655,522 words and counting.
* ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'' finished in 2015 with just over 660,000 words. In addition, at the end of chapter 113 the author challenged the readers to figure out how Harry could get out of a seemingly hopeless situation by posting their guess as a review, and threatened to give them a bad ending if no-one came up with a viable solution. There were so many entries sent in that within 40 hours the comment section was longer than any of the canon books, and [[GoneHorriblyRight he had to appeal to the fans to try and help sort them out]].
* By the time [[Tropers/UltraSonic007 UltraSonic007's]] ''Digimon'' FixFic ''FanFic/Zero2ARevision'' is finished, the story tops at 583,698 words in 60 chapters.
* ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] crossover, finished at roughly 621,000 words across 101 chapters (the longest being 13,000 words alone).
* ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria''. A crossover between ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', now ended, it is 45 chapters (plus epilogue) and 620,295 words long, making it one of the longest ''MLP:[=FiM=]'' fanfiction.
** A piece of RecursiveFanfiction, ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/17890/fallout-equestria-starlight Fallout Equestria: Starlight]]'' managed to surpass it at 658,527 words.
* ''Fanfic/NewReality'' breaches 500,000 words by chapter 64 and still ongoing, not counting the non-canon continuations of it.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3368694/1/The-Silent-Kingdom The Silent Kingdom,]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/375558/Freedan-the-Eternal Freedan the Eternal.]] A sequel to ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' that changes one significant thing about the game's ending (Midna unable to regain her true form), it has been ongoing since January 2007. The author originally planned the story to be 100 chapters... yeah, right, it has gone pretty far beyond that. As of Oct. 2013 it is over 130 chapters and has broken 900,000 words. At least it's finally approaching the FinalBattle... very slowly, that is. The crazier thing is that the author had also been planning to write a {{Prequel}} detailing the backstories of some of the [=OCs=] in this fic, but scrapped that idea as it would take too much time. The important parts of this planned prequel were incorporated into the fic as flashbacks. The story finally wrapped up at 986,000+ words and 140 chapters on October 3, 2015.
* ''FanFic/ItsNotTheRaptorDNA'' is the longest ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' fic on Fanfiction.net at 520,547 words and counting.
* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/90558/the-night-is-passing The Night Is Passing]]'', a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic, spanned 525,509 words before ending.
* ''FanFic/AMatchMadeInHell'', by RI2 weights in at 602,067 words.
* ''Fanfic/LulusBizarreRebellion'', a ''Anime/CodeGeass'' and ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' crossover presently is at 558,526 words on FF.net and it's not even half finished.
* Book four of ''Fanfic/DownToAgincourt'', 'The Game of God' is 504,663 words in length, as of July 2016.
* [=ScytheRider's=] ''FanFic/PokemonMysteryDungeonSilverResistance'' weighing in at 728,981 words (as of November 2016).
* ''FanFic/TheLongRoad'', a ''Manga/DragonBall'' fanfiction, clocks in at just over 700,000 words ''and counting''. One of the most recent chapters singlehandedly clocked in at ''40,000'' words alone, which is a pretty decent number for a single fanfiction.
* ''FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi'': A ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' and ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' crossover. It's over 810,000 words and still going.

[[AC:Over 500,000 words (series)]]
* Razor Knight's ''Cyber Moon'', a ''Franchise/SailorMoon''-based epic trilogy, parts [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3214362/1/Cyber_Moon_Part_1_Genesis one,]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3214402/1/Cyber_Moon_Part_2_Chronicles two]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4639525/1/Cyber_Moon_Part_3_Crystal three.]] Total length: over 600,000 words.
* ''[[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Higurashi]]'' author, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2573908/Crimso Crimso,]] has written three stories (not counting the one-shots). From oldest to newest:
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6789334/1/GreenEyed_Demon Green-Eyed Demon]]'' (39 chapters, 316,917 words)
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7351023/1/Blood_Flows_Black Blood Flows Back]]'' (41 chapters, 319,817 words)
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7742046/1/Within_a_Nightmare Within a Nightmare]]'' (40 chapters, 249,976 words).
*** Total word count: ''886,710 words''. She is currently now writing a story she calculates will have four parts to it with around thirty chapters. Each.
*** Oh, and those three stories were written in just over ''one year''. And I don't mean one year each.
* ''FanFic/GodSlayingBladeWorks''-- A crossover piece between a VisualNovel/FateStayNight[=/=]LightNovel/{{Campione}} crossover written by Marcus Galen Sands, which is rapidly approaching the 1 million mark.
* ''FanFic/FromFakeDreams''--a VisualNovel/FateStayNight Alternate Universe Fic written by Third Fang, author of the incredibly long ''Fanfic/YetAgain''.
* ''FanFic/TheDarknessSeries'' -- when both stories are taken together it puts it at over 500,000 words.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1229282/Kryalla_Orchid Kryalla Orchid's]] E'ara Series. The main trilogy is nearly 580,000 words, plus about 60,000 in connected one shots.
* ''FanFic/RomanceAndTheFateOfEquestria'' is a long fic, reaching 370,366 words and 144 chapters by December 2015. It also has a prequel, ''Legend of the Goddesses'', which sits at 132,632 words and 55 chapters at the same times, totaling over 500,000 words. They're both still ongoing, and the author confirms the former isn't even halfway done.
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4642076/TheBaneOfHumanity The Bane of Humanity's]] Avatar/Legend of Korra/Transfomers crossover is a measurable series to read in pieces, ranging between 80,000 and 155 thousand words. However, put all 5 stories together, and you have a solid series just measuring over 500,000 words.

[[AC:Over 250,000 words]]
* While we're at it, one particularly high quality fanfic in the ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' section is ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3849671/1/SWAT_Kats_Endgame Endgame]]'', which is now completed at 473,822 words and 70 chapters! (for those who beancount, that's 6768.8 words per chapter nearly) as of November 13, 2010. And [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/556935/KantoTheSlayer the author]] has no intention of quitting now. Good thing it's an action fic rather than furporn. Now, the sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6474870/1/MegaKat_Shield MegaKat Shield]]'' is underway!
* Thunderblade's ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1605452/1/Battle_of_the_Sacred_Essences Battle of the Sacred Essences]]'' is "only" 252,754 words but it still comes out in excess of 400 pages when printed.
* ''Fanfic/ADragonsJourney'' is rapidly shaping up to be one.
* ''Fanfic/EventHorizonStormOfMagic'' currently consists of two "Books" that collectively number over 260,000 words: the Prologue and ''Book One''. Books Two and Three are in the works.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2426552/1/Kim_Possible_Mind_body_and_Soul Mind, Body, and Soul,]]'' a ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fanfiction that's NSFW, clocks in at 450,669 words, and has a sequel being written that's three chapters long and 70k+ words already.
* ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/ShardsOfMemory'' ended at 41 chapters and over 275,000 words. The epilogue itself almost hits 17,000 words, twice the length of even the longest chapters up until then.
* The appropriately named ''Dissidia'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6998997/63/An-Unending-Struggle "An Unending Struggle"]] is up to 360,000 words over 63 chapters, and is still going.
* The ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/WeissReacts'' Volume One ended at 314,860 words and is currently on it's second volume.
* The ''Franchise/DragonAge'' fanfic ''Fanfic/MiddleOfNowhere'' is well over 400,000 words and is still being regularly updated. At the pace it's going it should finish around 500,000 words.
* Superstarultra's ''FanFic/YouGotHaruhiRolled''. Over 300,000 words long and still not done. Even more amazing, it's currently 86 chapters long, but individual chapters were still pretty short until chapter 72. A very large percentage of its length is in the last few chapters.
* ''FanFic/ConstantTemptation'', a ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanfic has 102 chapters and is over 300,000 words. That's not counting the Sequel and the Deleted Scenes...
* ''Fanfic/{{Hitchups}}'' is 40 chapters long, with 307,928 words that make up the entirety of the fic. For some time it was the second-longest ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' story on ff.net after ''The Truth is a Shard of Ice'' by Whitefang333, though it's since been surpassed by other stories.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' fic ''FanFic/HerdingCats''. Over 460,000 words spanning 31 chapters.
* A Fanfiction based on ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' called [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/10142141/1/Elsa-s-Year Elsa's Year]] that, as of December 2014 is already over 300,000 words long - and still ongoing (though on hiatus).
* Another ''Frozen'' fanfic, ''Fanfic/FrozenWight'' is 82 chapters and over 310,000 words long. ''And'' it has sequel fics, albiet ones much shorter in length than the original fic.
* ''FanFic/ADelicateBalance'' is a deliberately paced [=TwiJack=] fic that takes its time. At 36 chapters and 289,001 words long, it's been completed.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/576930/1/Mega-Man-X-Terrornova Mega Man X: Terrornova]]'' is ''almost'' 500,000 words long (496,862 to be precise).
* What many consider one of the best ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''/''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' crossover fanfics, ''[[FanFic/MarioAndSonicHeroesUnite Mario and Sonic: Heroes Unite!]]'', is now complete after several years in the making. Its final stats are 371,110 words and exactly 100 chapters spawning three sagas. Sure, not quite as extensive as some other examples, but still impressive.
* Russian fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8237857/chapters/18878848/ Black Book of Reverse Falls]]'' is up to 267,000 words over 64 chapters, and is still going.
* ''Fanfic/NecessaryToWin'', a ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' and ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' crossover, is over 290,000 words long and is not yet complete, making it longer than any work in either fandom on Fanfiction.net.
* ''Fanfic/BackgroundPony'', by the author of ''The End of Ponies'', clocks in at 20 chapters at over 430,000 words.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7453553/1/bAnthem_b_of_bOur_b_bDying_b_bDay_b/ Anthem of Our Dying Day]]'' has a whopping 442,220 word word count, with chapters regularly clocking at 10,000+ words. It has, however, went on a permanent hiatus because the author found it too hard to find his way around the convoluted plot.
* ''FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire'' is already over 60 chapters and is at nearly 370,000 words. However, it has not been updated since May 2012.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9961293/1/The-Legend-of-Zelda-The-Circle-of-Destiny The Legend of Zelda: The Circle of Destiny]]'' is 435,469 words over 111 chapters as of writing, and it is still going strong.
* ''Fanfic/VacationFromTheNorm'', a ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fanfic, currently sits at over 450,000 words spread over two books. There's at least one more book planned in the series and the second book isn't finished yet.
* ''FanFic/MyFamilyAndOtherEquestrians'': 281,007 words, 73 chapters and 14 interlude chapters (as of March 20, 2015), with no ending in sight (the author already has an ending planned, though).
* ''FanFic/AllAmericanGirl'''s "Book One" is over 370,000 words long. There's also the accompanying collection of sidestories, ''Be Human'', which is nearly as long at 320,000 words. (This is as of November 2014.)
* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/259631/a-second-chance A Second Chance]]'' is a PeggySue fic where [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight]] is catapulted back to the first episode. It got to 305,612 words before the author decided to end it.
* ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'', a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic, lasts a respectable 297,951 words.
* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19247/green Green]]'' is an exceptionally long fic focusing on a romance between Rarity and Fluttershy, among other pairings. It's still unfinished at 359,441 words as of April 2016.
* As of December 2015, ''Fanfic/RitesOfAscension'' is over 300K words long- and WordOfGod is that it is not even halfway through the second of five projected books.
* ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'', a reimagining of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'''s first season, is on course to be around 400,000 words upon completion. The author has a [[DescriptionPorn richly descriptive]] style, and a high word count is the price of that.
* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/78420/reharmony Re:Harmony]]'' is an AlternateUniverseFic of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' that, as of April 2016, has run over 400,000 words without finishing.
* The shortest completed ''Fanfic/PokeWars'' arc by Cornova is ''The Incipience'' at 48,468 words long. Cornova's canon works ''alone'' add up to 365,080 words. And they are still ongoing as of November 2016.
* The longest ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic on Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn is ''Fanfic/BackToUs'', at over 354,000 words spanning 31 chapters, and it's [[http://insanitysscribblings.tumblr.com/post/157892654532/btu-challenges-part-twenty-five reportedly]] about 90% complete (a one-shot {{interquel}}, ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8316991 What Are Friends For?]]'', adds another 6252).
** ''Fanfic/SerendipitousFate'' is in second place at over 295,000 words long spanning 22 chapters, and only about two thirds complete.
** ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5575858 A Witch's Familiar]]'' is in third place at over 256,000 words spanning 56 chapters.
* ''FanFic/InvaderZimTheSeries'' clocks in at 429,062 words.
* ''Roleplay/DigimonWorldInfamy'' is currently at around 360,000 words (as of April 2017). Impressive given that it started in Feburary 2017 and updates daily.

[[AC:Under 250,000 words]]
* ''FanFic/PokemonMaster'' is a door-stopper of a HighFantasy and a DarkFic to boot.
* The ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1153636/ Whisper of the Heart]]'' trilogy by Saddletank can almost fill a large sized binder when printed out using the default formatting.
* ''FanFic/TheDreamlandStory''. It's 87 (gradually-increasing-in-length) chapters, and 140,168 words, long, made even crazier by the fact that it's a ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' fanfic. (And it ''works!'')
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' fic ''Fanfic/TwilightValley'' is a small doorstopper at 177,877 words.
* The ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' fanfic ''Fanfic/DespairsLastResort'' is, as of December 2014, 51 parts long and is over 180,000 words long. What makes this impressive is how the author has been writing this since May 24, 2014 and has managed to upload around one or two chapters per week since then. And each chapter has around 3,000 words at least.
* ''Fanfic/TotalDramaIslandByGilbertAndSullivan'' is a borderline case. Although it's "only" about 120,000 words including the supplemental materials, the PDF version clocks in at right around 500 pages because so much of its content is poetry (song lyrics) which is notorious for using page space inefficiently. The 700 ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'' screenshots put a goodly percentage of that white space to use, though.
* ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5626292/ Re: Yin Yang Who?]]'' is currently eighteen chapters long with over 220,000 words in over five hundred pages and counting; even so, it hasn't been completed... yet.
* The ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' fan fic ''[[FanFic/TamersForeverSeries Silent Sorrow]]'' is over 600 pages in length, or just over 180,000 words. What's truly amazing is that it has absolutely '''''NO''''' {{Filler}} or {{Padding}} whatsoever.
* ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfFriendship, Book I: Harmony'' is an AU of the premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' that expands the struggle against [=NightMare=] Moon to a full epic, coming in just shy of 250,000 words. The kicker? It's the first of a planned series, meaning we might be seeing some full blown ArchivePanic. So far, the only completed sequel has been the first interlude, ''Bonds'', which is only 45,000 words long... enough to qualify for a novel in its own right.
* ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] is "only" 100,000 words--but the sequel [[UpToEleven goes nuts]] being over four times longer and not even finished yet!
* ''FanFic/KyoshiRising'', a prequel to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' focused on the titular former Avatar, is currently at 242,790 words, with an author's estimation of being only a little more than a third of the way done.
* ''FanFic/MythsAndBirthrights'' is heading in this direction. Before the rewrites, it was just short of 250,000 words. Plus there's several (shorter, thankfully) side-stories.
* ''FanFic/ProjectSunflower'' is another ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic that reached 242,202 words. Its sequel has broken 100,000 words as of April 2016 and is still ongoing.
* ''FanFic/UnderTheNorthernLights'', as of April 2016, is almost finished at 214,532 words.
* ''Fanfic/LongRoadToFriendship'' ended at 42 chapters and 219,811 words. The author plans a sequel.
* ''Fanfic/{{Asylum}}'', as of May 2016, has 191,704 words, and still isn't finished.
* The longest ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' story in Spanish is ''Total Drama: World Tour Express'', a sequel to the third season of the series, with nearly 200,000 words. Its sequel, Total Drama: Back to School! already has nearly 100,000 words and it's only in its midpoint.
* ''Fanfic/PowersOfInvisibility'' is the longest completed ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' story on Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn at 245,842 words and it's currently in fourth place overall. A sequel and some one-shot followups have been announced.

* The released chapters of ''Fanfic/MisfiledDreams'' run 611 pages, including 2 blank pages in the first chapter and 6 pages of art. The ''unreleased'' (and unedited) chapters run another 454 pages.
* ''FanFic/TheUnitySaga'', a ''Star Wars''/''Star Trek'' crossover that runs a total of 250 chapters. Most of the chapters have a manageable size, but the final entries in each of the six parts suddenly balloon to a very intimidating length.
* ''Fanfic/RhymeAndReason'' was not only the first fanfic based on ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' and has always been considered one of the best, but with 158,492 words, it also used to be the longest and definitely considered a Doorstopper. But then, after seven years of on-and-off work, ''Gadget in Chains'' was completed. It stands at 402,670 words.
** The Russian original of ''Offensive Care'' has 176,362 words. The author's own English translation grew slightly beyond 200,000 words.
* ''[[FanFic/TeachingDarkness Teaching Darkness: Memories]]'' by RaeLogan, is over 206,000 words, and itself is PART 5 in a series, with the previous story at only a little over 52,000 (at least a quarter of its sequel's size!) and the currently in progress part 6 at over 137,000 as of January 27th, 2012. The fanfic series itself has sidestories (for ideas decidedly too short compared to the main stories to focus a multichapter story around, regarded as a different canon, except maybe the ''Twilight Zone''-esque one), about seven posted scrapped unfinished stories (released as Deleted Scenes), and several fan written stories, which, if compiled into one volume would be considered a Doorstopper. Sometimes jokingly referred to [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative THE Largest Fanfic Series Centered Around A Scrapped Character In A Game That Never Happened]]. Who? Mephiles the Dark from [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic Next Gen]]... VERY loosely.
* ''Fanfic/ThawingPermafrost'' is by no means a titan like the rest on this list, but it still qualifies as a door-stopper and the longest Mizore-centric fic in the ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' category (35 chapters across 518 pages, according to the author.)
** ''Fanfic/HereInMyArms'' is at least two and a half times as long, in the same fandom.
* ''Fanfic/BloodThatFlows'' is, without a question, the longest ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' fanfic on Fanfiction.net. Over 300 chapters alone and over 720,000 words. The only ''Nanoha'' fanfic that comes close is the ''FanFic/DevaSeries'', where, if you add up all four parts, there are more words than ''Blood That Flows'', but it still has less chapters. Of course, the latter is a pure ''Nanoha'' AlternateUniverseFic, while the former is a crossover with ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' that pulls plotlines from both series.
* ''Fanfic/TheNeoDominoPurge'' is putting up a challenge for the longer ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' fanfics - currently at 364,981 from 36 chapters. And still ''setting up the Dark Signer arc''. TheRemake is 94,882 words from 6 chapters. Altogether; 459,863 and counting.
** From the same author, ''Fanfic/{{Override}}'', a ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'' fanfic weighing at just under 160,000 words from just 11 chapters, giving it a greater average words per chapter than the first version of ''Neo-Domino Purge''. And it's just getting started. Judging by the author's writing, it won't be long before it climbs into the same kind of league as the above.
* A kitten!fic trilogy, focusing on the Akatsuki from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', clocks in at over 700,000 words, starting with ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6603075/1/Consider-Yourselves-Kitties Consider Yourselves Kitties]]''. This is notable because kitten!fics have a tendency to [[StillbornSerial peter out after the first few chapters]], even more so than most fics.
* While the first Volume of ''FanFic/TSATheAmazingSpiderman'' is only 50,000 words long, Volume 2 is over 800,000 words long and 70 chapters in and not yet finished. The story will continue with Volumes 3 and 4, so it will likely reach two million words. This is justifable as it is a complete retelling of ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'', which is 50 years of storylines to draw from.
** Also worth noting is that the author typically updates once a week, with most chapters going over 10,000 words.
* ''Fanfic/HorseshoesAndHandGrenades'' and stories relating to it have a combined total of 327,195 words with most of them not even finished and most likely more stories on the horizon.
* The ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/LikeOneSunderedStar'' is 700,000 words long as of Chapter 17, not counting its 90,000+ word "intermission fic". WordOfGod says that the main story is not even at its halfway point and that there will be at least one more intermission.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3703685/1/Family Family]]'' by The Middle Warner Sibling, an {{Animaniacs}} fanfiction following the lives of the Warner Siblings within an AnimatedActor universe, has a completed total of 763,370 words. However, if taking into account the side-story ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4638224/1/Friends Friends]]'', which contains some particularly imperative plot points in the context of ''Family'', the two add up a total of 966,373 words for the universe as a whole.
* ''TheMobiusChronicles'' is currently two-and-a-half books and over 1,000 pages long, and the author reckons he has "multiple books" left to go.
* The entire ''Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX'' series is about is about 343,453 words long, with one story in particular being about 120 chapters.

[[folder:Law & Government]]
* Title 26 of the US Code of Federal Regulations (also known as the Tax Code) weighs in at 13,458 pages, in 20 volumes. You can buy a copy from the US government printing office for about a grand.
** All legislation generated by the US government is unnaturally large. The recent health care reform bill was nearly a thousand pages. The depressing part is that if they ever stuck to what the bill is actually about, they'd probably manage to get it under 50 pages every time. (Generally, these bills get to be so enormous because they contain several dozen completely unrelated "riders" that Congressmen and Senators insist must be incorporated as a condition of supporting the law)
*** A significant reason for the length of the Affordable Care Act - and many other laws - is that they must be written in exact legalese to avoid any ambiguities when some group inevitably challenges it in court.[[note]] Such legalese is also necessary to avoid loophole exploitation (as much as possible), as well as permit ''specific'' loopholes (e.g. murder vs. justifiable homicide). Much of the verbiage in the ACA is simply referencing previous laws like the Social Security Act and the Public Health Act, and tweaking language in those laws. The ACA also amends the above-mentioned U.S.C.26, which is already a monster in itself.[[/note]] In addition, federal legislation, when printed, uses a unique formatting style - 2-inch margins, 18-point font, text double- or triple-spaced - that makes laws seem longer than they already are. This is in part simply a holdover from older printing standards, but mostly it's so lawyers and policy wonks can mark up the books. A .pdf download of the ACA, using standard formatting (12-point, 1-inch margin, 1 or 1.5 spaced), is about 170 pages. Not short by any means, but less insane than the "over a thousand pages" figure often quoted.
** Creator/TomClancy's ''Executive Orders'' features someone using this with a printed version of US tax code to break a table to prove a point.
* The Federal Register is the official publication for all rules and regulations (proposals, changes, and finalized; plus public meetings) coming out of every federal agency in the United States. It is common for some days to have a page count in the hundreds. Think a document the size of the Affordable Care Act coming out ''weekly''.
* While we're at it, the European Constitution (which would have theoretically turned UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion into an actual nation) was slowly but effectively killed off because of its doorstopper length. By combining every single treaty used to establish the EU rather than simply overriding them and writing a single, universal treaty (strike 1), as well as integrating a new code of law with the constitution (strike 2), as well as several unnecessary charters including the words to the national anthem (strike 3! out), they managed to obfuscate normal citizens by the sheer size of the damn thing, which ended up causing the "No" votes in France and the Netherlands.
** A multiple doorstop because EU law requires there be a version of the text in ''every'' official language of the Union (23 at last count).
* Speaking of constitutions, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_Alabama Constitution of Alabama]], the longest in-use constitution in the world, weighs in at over 350,000 words. It has 798 amendments, not including amendments 621 and 693, [[MindScrew which do not exist]]. They cover everything from mosquito control taxes, to bingo, to protecting against "the evils arising from the use of intoxicating liquors at all elections", as well as the typical government operation stuff. [[UnfortunateImplications It also contains a number of archaic unenforceable provisions relating to racial segregation that successive governments and voters have declined to excise.]]
** Quite a few Alabamans have been trying to have the state constitution re-written for years, for just this reason. However, the die-hard conservative sector refuses to just let the damned thing die already.
* ''Hansard'' could very well count. It is a (near-)verbatim transcript of the deliberations and debates of the British Parliament, each individual hardback volume of which covers an ''entire year'' of debate within ''one House'', although smaller, more frequent digests are available. To give people an idea of just how mammoth that is - each volume is around 12" by 6", and 2"-3" thick, and they go back ''over a century''.
** The United States Congress is required by the Constitution (Article I, Section 5) to maintain a similar system. It's called the ''Congressional Record'' and dates back, under various titles, to the First Congress in 1789.[[note]] In terms of being a formal publication, the ''Congressional Record'' is '''older''' than Hansard, which only became truly formalized in 1909, though various people had been publishing Parliamentary proceedings in some form since 1771.[[/note]] Unlike ''Hansard'', the American version not only contains (near-)verbatim transcripts of Congressional debates, but also contains speeches and presentations that Members ''didn't'' have time to say during actual floor proceedings, known as "Extension of Remarks"; this part is mainly used by the House.
* The ''Canada Flight Supplement'' is a civil/military publication by [=NavCanada=]. It contains about 800-900 pages detailing every single registered aerodrome and certified airport in Canada. It also contains some relatively easy access information about navigation laws, certain signals, and other procedures. It is considered a bible to many pilots. On cross-country trips or in unfamiliar areas, carrying a ''current'' CFS is mandatory, if not required by law. The kicker is that it's published every ''56 days'', with only marginally incremental changes occurring between editions. Imagine tens of thousands of these being printed every 56 days. Tree killer indeed.
** No wonder one of the key markets for e-book readers is the aviation sector.
** Also, the US' FAR/AIM (Federal Aviation Regulations and Airman's Information Manual). Every rule pertaining to all aspects of aviation in the US, in one handy package that will throw off your weight & balance calcs if you carry it in your flight bag.
* You can break a photocopier glass panel with one volume of the Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, 1424-1707 in seven nineteenth century volumes, each two feet high.
* A lawyer decided to make a compilation of ALL Brazil's tributary laws. The result is a monster of 43,215 pages of 2.2m x 1.4m and the compilation weighs 6.2 tons.
* Most ForcesWithFirepower have Technical and Field Manuals that fit this trope. This is because the manual for a CoolPlane or other vehicle details maintenance, repair of damage and other topics. The same is true for field manuals, they cover your strategy and what the enemy's strategy may be. Most western militaries offer their TM's as digital copies because of the space and paper those manuals requite. However, the poor sods who had to carry those doorstoppers around now have to carry militarized laptops.
* Part of the reason the United Kingdom does not have a codified constitution is because the laws that comprise its constitution are so varied and go so far back - an attempt in TheNineties to write them all down (just the titles, mind you) identified nearly 500 statutes, acts, regulations, cases, treaties, and conventions going back over one thousand years. If they had all been written down, the resulting book would have been nearly nine million words long. And that was then - now, due to a frantic two decades of reform and the introduction of more EU treaties, the Human Rights Act 1998, and devolution, the thing would be a substantial amount higher.
* In order to market a new drug in the US, the company must submit a New Drug Application to the FDA. The application is a comprehensive report detailing every last scrap of science that the drug company has gathered about the drug, the animal testing results, the clinical trial results, the chemistry testing, etc, etc. On top of that, it also details every step of the drug manufacturing and distribution process, all the quality control procedures and procedures for what to do when things go wrong. Basically, you must prove comprehensively that your new drug is safe and effective. The applications routinely go beyond 10,000 pages. It takes 60 days for the FDA just to determine if the application is ''complete''. And the actual science review process will take a few dozen people and 10 months. The administrative fee alone at least $1,167,600 as of [=FY2015=] (non-refundable). [[note]]If the application does not include clinical data. The fee for an application with clinical data is a whopping $2,335,200.[[/note]]
* A fascinating combination of this trope and its aversion comes in the US bankruptcy process. In bankruptcy, the debtor usually files a voluntary bankruptcy petition. This consists of the petition proper (itself composed of an information page/formal request for relief and ten Schedules (A-J) listing all of the debtor's property (with details about things like location, condition, and value), debts, expenses (if an individual), income (if an individual), contracts, and so on) and a Statement of Financial Affairs (SOFA for short), which is more or less ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Until late 2015 the forms the Bankruptcy Courts posted, targeted mostly towards individual debtors, don't amount to much more than 50 pages between the petition and the SOFA, and in most cases, the debtor will leave most of these pages blank, since they don't apply to them (do ''you'' own an airplane? No? Leave Question 27 on Schedule B blank, then). On the other hand, a business debtor (typically seeking a Chapter 11 reorganization) will usually have so much freakin' property, so many debts, so many contracts, and so on and so forth that the schedules run to hundreds if not thousands of pages, typically with at least one schedule taking up at least one full three-inch three-ring binder. Even smaller companies tend to have giant files, so when a really big one comes knocking on the court's door, the petition can be truly enormous (and make everyone truly thankful for electronic filing); one shudders to think what the schedules looked like for American Airlines' 2011 Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Still: American Airlines and down-on-his-luck Artie Average down the street filed the ''same schedules'' and the ''same SOFA''--it's just that while Artie left Question 27 on Schedule B blank, American wrote in, "um, AllOfThem."[[note]]Well, actually, it was more like it had 600-700 entries detailing each individual aircraft in its fleet.[[/note]] By the same token, where Artie ''might'' have had one or two current lawsuits listed on the SOFA (of which one was, statistically, his divorce), American probably had enough to warrant a separate page (although probably none of those were divorces). That being said, beginning in December 2015, the forms were changed so that individuals fill out slightly different forms than businesses; on the other hand, the point still holds, as the forms are still fairly similar, and there is still a vast variation within each group--some businesses can have rather short petitions (Alan and Andy's Barber Shop, LLC doesn't have any airplanes either), and some individuals (typically people who were rich but do not have enough income to pay for the debt that funds it all) have giant ones.
* As a protest against increasingly complex and indecipherable rules governing their work, a Danish unemployment insurance fund decided to print the full set. All '' 22,408'' pages of them were eventually delivered to the Minister for Employment.
* All accounting practitioners around the world have to adhere to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on how to produce and present statutory financial records. The complete IFRS is re-published every few years, with amendments, updates, and new regulations printed as smaller addendum volumes on intervening years. The latest edition of the complete IFRS was in 2015, and was over 4,500 pages long, not including amendments that would come into force after the printing of the book but before, say, it's release.

[[folder:Light Novels]]
* ''LightNovel/HorizonInTheMiddleOfNowhere'' is almost certainly the light novel series with the longest volumes - [[DividedForPublication each of which is divided into two or three parts due to length.]] The parts peak at 1152 pages and average around 800.
** By the same author, and in the same continuity, ''LightNovel/TheEndingChronicle'' shows the same tendency as it progresses (it was written first). Volumes 1-6 were all divided into two or three parts for publication but volume 7 was released as a single, undivided volume of around 1000 pages. Indeed the author is used as an example of why the "Light" in LightNovels does not actually refer to their usual length. (It refers instead to the limits of what ''kanji'' can be used).

* ''Marienbad My Love'' by Mark Leach claims to be the world's longest novel, weighing in at over 100 million characters, 17 million words, over 10,000 pages and 65 pounds across 17 volumes. Even more: the novel's title is 6,700 words long. It contains a 4.4-million-letter noun, "The Holy Jah" for short, as well as a 3 million-word-long sentence.
* ''Artamène ou le Grand Cyrus'' is 13,095 pages in 10 parts of 3 volumes each and approximately 1.95 million words long, and was the former top of Wikipedia's list of longest novels.
* Creator/AynRand is infamous for writing these, especially since her most famous novel, ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' fills up ''over fifty pages'' with a [[AuthorFilibuster monologue from one of the novel's heroes.]] Atlas must have Shrugged because he was tired of carrying the WriterOnBoard.
* ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' is 619 pages long, and it's mostly about students killing each other.
* ''Devta'', a work serialised in a Pakistani suspense magazine for 33 years and spanning ''11.2 million'' (Urdu) words in 56 volumes, or about 200,000 per volume; formerly on the Wikipedia list before someone pointed out that serials weren't counted. Details on the work in English are scarce, though it apparently focuses on a man who gains telepathic powers.
* The ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' books. While average sized for most adult novels, at 500 to 600 pages apiece, the books are gigantic for young adult novels. They are steadily decreasing in length as the series draws to its conclusion, however.
* The omnibus editions of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' (collecting three novels on a theme, such as three about the Lancre Witches, Rincewind, or the gods) do tend to be this. From about ''Literature/GoingPostal'', the individual novels are over 500 pages. ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'' is about the same thickness as an omnibus of ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'' and ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic''.
* Creator/HenryDarger wrote several monumental examples while toiling in obscurity as a janitor.
** ''Literature/InTheRealmsOfTheUnreal, [[LongTitle includes The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion]]'' is 15,145 pages and about 9 million words long. This would make it longer than ''À la recherche du temps perdu'', ''Literature/{{Clarissa}}'', ''A Suitable Boy'', ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'', ''Literature/WarAndPeace'', all the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' novels, ''Literature/LesMiserables'', ''Literature/MissionEarth'', ''Literature/ADanceToTheMusicOfTime'', ''Le Vicomte de Bragelonne'', ''Literature/DreamOfTheRedChamber'' and ''Artamene'' put together. The average reader can get through 200 words a minute; if you read for two hours a day, ''In the Realms of the Unreal'' would take about a year to get through. [[Creator/HenryDarger Darger]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outsider_art created thousands of illustrations for the novel]].
** ''Crazy House'' is the sequel to ''In the Realms of the Unreal'' and measures about 10,000 pages in its own right.
** Darger endeavored to write an autobiography called ''The History of My Life''. He got about 200 pages in and then [[MalignantPlotTumor digressed for more than 4,700 pages]] to tell a story about a sentient tornado named "Sweetie Pie."
** If all that weren't enough, Darger also spent 10 years recording the daily weather in painstaking detail into a journal.
* John [=MacGregor=], an art historian with a psychology degree, published a 720-page oversized book about Darger's life and work; ''In the Realms of the Unreal''. Crammed with Mac's own speculations and ramblings, it's quite a doorstopper in its own right.
* The complete, collected adventures of Literature/SherlockHolmes (four novels and five story collections, written over a period of about 40 years) amount to over 1200 very large pages of very small text.
* More or less anything by Creator/NealStephenson after he gained any success.
** ''Literature/{{Anathem}}'' is 1000 pages long, complete with a glossary, 3 appendices, and, in the promo copy sent to reviewers and book stores, actual, ''factual'' {{Feelies}}.
** ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}''. The fact that it's printed in a small typeface is a telling indication that you should be grateful that it's ''only'' 918 pages long. Some printings break the four-digit mark, coming in at 1054 pages. Latin America, thankfully, saw it released as three separate tomes.
** Similarly, any volumes of his [[Literature/TheBaroqueCycle Baroque Cycle]], which each top 900 pages (admittedly because Stephenson really wanted either one enormous book or 8 novels, and instead we get a trilogy with each book containing 2-3 of the 'novels'). And if you want to see a ''real'' Door Stopper, Stephenson's handwritten manuscript (on display at the Science Fiction Museum in UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}) is taller than he is.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Literature/TheBaroqueCycle'' where one character mentions using the in-universe ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'' (a text on cryptography) to hold a door open.
** ''Literature/{{Reamde}}''. This door stopper clocks in at 1044 pages.
** ''Lieterature/{{SevenEves}}'' is actually a slight departure from his record, but still a very heavy volume at 861 pages.
* All of Ken Follett's historical epics, including ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth'', its sequel ''Literature/WorldWithoutEnd'', and the two (so far) books of ''Literature/{{The Century Trilogy}}''. ''World Without End'' is the worst offender in this regard, clocking in over 1200 pages in paperback, perhaps fitting the book's title.
* Although the books are average in length individually, the ''[[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]]'', combining all the novels, is 832 pages long.
* Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series is a sprawling epic of doorstoppers, 14 in all, ranging from 530 to 900 pages each. In all, the series has about 11,500 pages and 4.3 million words, not counting the relatively short standalone prequel.
* Creator/BrandonSanderson's get larger as time goes on. ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' clocks in at 1088 pages, the maximum the publisher is physically capable of printing (the original title was ''The Book of Endless Pages'', named after an in-universe book, but his editor thought it was a bit [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin on the nose]] considering its length). Sanderson mentions in one interview that he outlines each TSA book the same way he outlines a ''trilogy'' of regular books. He also [[SelfDeprecation jokes about]] the Doorstopper-ness of his own books in the ''Literature/AlcatrazSeries'', when the FirstPersonSmartass narrator suggests that you could use one of his books to deliver a TapOnTheHead to forget something.
* George R. R. Martin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' books are often split into several novels that each look pretty sizable in their own right.
* ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' by Frank Herbert (though the second installment, ''Dune Messiah'', is an exception). There's an omnibus edition of the first three novels, called "The Great Dune Trilogy". With appendices etc., it clocks in at a reasonable 912 pages.
** The first book is often printed on bible-style thin paper, with a small font size. If you buy the rest of the books from the same publisher, more often than not, the first book doesn't stand out in size. Indeed, it is often at size parity with ''Dune Messiah'' and smaller than ''Children of Dune''. Pick it up, however, and you'll be surprised at its weight.
*** Get it in large print and laugh helplessly as it tears a hole through your bag like a brick through wet tissue paper!
** The first book was originally conceived and serialized (in ''Analog'' magazine) as two separate novels, ''Dune World'' and ''The Prophet of Dune''. The book seamlessly combines both texts and adds a whole wad of appendices.
*** ''Dune Messiah'' (serialized in ''Galaxy'') is actually only slightly shorter than the first two serials, but ended up being published as a standalone. ''Children of Dune'' (back to ''Analog''[[note]]The last of the ''Dune'' novels to be serialized[[/note]]) had much bigger installments, often leaving space for only a handful of short stories and articles.
** According to legend, when the Dune film was being developed, the first draft of the screenplay, written by Frank Herbert himself, was the size of a phone book...
* All of Creator/JKRowling's written work between ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' and ''Literature/CareerOfEvil'' was at least 400 pages long. The streak was finally broken with the published script for ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' (304 pages); though this is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by it being a film script rather than a novel, and 300+ pages is still extremely hefty for a script.
** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' in particular (the longest in the series, at 700-800+ pages depending on the edition) certainly qualifies as this; ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' and ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' are fairly substantial and almost as long. ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'' as well, though it's not quite as long as the the others mentioned but still over 500 pages. It's especially funny when you read that one of the excuses publishers used when repeatedly rejecting the first book of the series (clocking in at a fairly "slim" 300-odd pages) was "it's too long and kids won't read long books."
** {{Lampshaded}} in ''[[Literature/TheBookOfBunnySuicides Return of the Bunny Suicides]]'', where a bunny orders ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' so that it can wait under the mail slot and be killed when the book drops on its head.
** A common joke around the time due to the size and print demand was saying book 6 (if larger than ''Order of the Phoenix''; it wasn't) would be called ''Harry Potter and the End of Trees''. This actually prompted Creator/JKRowling to insist that every edition of ''Deathly Hallows'' contain at least 30% recycled fiber.
** In 2015, a fully illustrated version of the first book in the series, ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' was published, and it's actually heavier than the hardcover of ''Phoenix''. And there are plans to publish fully illustrated versions of the latter titles in the series too. One imagines they may have to split them because otherwise, ''whew''.
* ''Literature/MobyDick'' attempted to be a lot of things about whales, including a food blog, a bestiary, a travelogue, history and oh, a story with a plot. It also delves into geography, philosophy, religion, race relations, the nature of civilization versus savagery... There are some scholars who think Melville intended the book to be an ''encyclopedia of everything he knew.'' An abridged version for kids probably fits onto ten pages - the ratio should be a record for any doorstopper in this list.
* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' (internally divided into ''Book I-VI'' and Appendices) has about 1000 pages. Its size, conjoined with the post-war paper shortages, was one of the factors contributing to it being DividedForPublication (split into three volumes, two "books" to each) to reduce the financial risk for the publisher.
** Technically it is six books and an appendix volume. The hardcover anniversary set, which is divided into seven volumes, can actually stop a door, as can the new 1178 page single-volume edition.
** ''The Silmarillion'' and ''The Hobbit'' both avert this, running slightly over and slightly under 350 pages respectively. ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' makes up for it by being incredibly dense and hard to read, even for the more avid fans.
* Anything written by the author Creator/TadWilliams end up like this.
** ''To Green Angel Tower'' was so big, it had to be split into two parts when printed as a mass-market paperback.
** The ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' trilogy was released as twelve volumes in Finland.
** The ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' series of which there are four volumes.
* ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'' by Creator/FyodorDostoevsky is well over 500 pages.
** One edition of ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'' is 720 pages long.
** ''Penguin Classics''' edition of ''The Brothers K'' is (with around 12 pages of notes at the end) 1,013 pages long due to its more detailed, faithful translation.
* Creator/LeoTolstoy's ''Literature/WarAndPeace'', [[SmallReferencePools famously so]]. In fact, the adjective "tolstoy"[[note]] Which, as it happens, is related to the Russian word ''tolstyj'', meaning "big" or "fat",[[/note]] has become the Russian language's word for a Door Stopper-y book. Late-19th century Russian authors like Tolstoy and Dostoevsky were paid by the page, hence the length of their works. It's also worth noting that many of these books were published in serial installments, so the authors were not thinking in terms of one collected volume when the stories were written.
** This is the subject of a joke from the [[WhiteWolf Black Dog Games Factory]] game ''Human Occupied Landfill''. The Dickens Boys (killer librarians) wear "''War and Peace'' armour" because "nothing can get through ''War and Peace''".
*** A joke originally done on ''Series/GetSmart''.
* Konstantin Simonov's ''The Living and The Dead'' and Mikhail Sholokhov's ''Quiet Don'' are even more doorstopperrific.
* ''Literature/TheGulagArchipelago'' (by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn), on the other hand, clocks in at 1,930 pages split across three volumes, the latter two of which appear to be out of print, while the first volume and an abridged one-volume edition remain in print. (Has this happened for any other books?)
** Speaking of Solzhenitsyn: ''The Red Wheel'', a multi-volume epic. It is sixteen volumes long, which count 6600 pages in total. And he was going to write four more volumes.
* Creator/TerryGoodkind's ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series. Eleven of the buggers, though the last three are a lot shorter than the others. The second one takes the cake; it can clock in at just shy of 1,000 pages, and some editions go well over.
* The later books of Creator/StephenKing's epic ''Franchise/TheDarkTower''. The last two books are 800 and 1,100 pages, respectively. A lot of King's other books could fit this as well, especially the uncut version of ''Literature/TheStand'', which is 1,153 pages with 400 [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition extra pages]] added back in.
** In Holland, a woman pressed charges against a mail company because a copy of King's ''Literature/{{IT}}'' '''killed her chihuahua''' when it dropped through the mail chute. The hardcover copy of ''IT'' is 1,135 pages long.
** ''Literature/UnderTheDome'' is a Doorstopper.
** ''[[Literature/TheTommyknockers Tommyknockers]]'', ''Tommyknockers'' fell on the floor. Made a hole where there wasn't one before.
** ''Literature/{{Insomnia}}'' could practically serve as a cure for that particular malady, being thick enough to knock the sufferer unconscious.
** King himself has [[LampshadeHanging made light of the fact]] that his books tend to be long. When he announced that he would go into semi-retirement, he claimed that he had "killed enough trees".
* ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales''. Notably, it's still a Doorstopper even though Chaucer was a long way from completing it when he [[AuthorExistenceFailure died]]. Each pilgrim was supposed to tell four stories: not all of them got to tell one, and none of them got past their first. However, it's only a Doorstopper when it's kept in verse. A prose edition is about 370 pages.
* ''A Suitable Boy'', by Vikram Seth. Some editions run more than 1500 pages.
* ''Literature/MissionEarth'', a dekalogy [[note]] novel in ten volumes[[/note]] by Creator/LRonHubbard. The hardcover pressing of the book's volumes add up to 3,992 pages. Folks, that's longer than all of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' (1,178 pages) and ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' (2,182 pages) combined, with ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' (607 pages in the original U.K. pressing) thrown in for good measure.
** The author's ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'' is also over a thousand pages.
* ''Literature/PandorasStar'' and ''Literature/JudasUnchained'' by Peter F. Hamilton, each clocking in at around 1,200 pages (in paperback). One wonders why he didn't just make it a trilogy.
** The same author's ''Literature/VoidTrilogy''--three books of 1200+ pages each. Really, though, the first two are [[http://www.unshelved.com/archive.aspx?strip=20080309 more like one book. Trust the voice of experience.]]
*** Hamilton seems incapable of finishing his books properly (good books tho'). His only "ends" are the ends of series. Only ''The Evolutionary Void'' seems to avoid this.
** ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy'' in the States had to be broken up into 6 volumes for its original print run (though still billed as a trilogy). The second US print and international versions had three books of 1200+ pages each; buy the complete trilogy and you'll need a truck to get it home.
** Hamilton's 2012 standalone ''Great North Road'' is vast even by his usual standards, weighing in at over 1000 pages in hardback. By comparison, the Void Trilogy hardbacks had ~700. It didn't pick up the FanNickname "Great Big Book" for nothing.
* All four books in Christopher Paolini's ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Inheritance]]'' series, with the final book, ''[[TitleDrop Inheritance]]'', reaching the upper extremes of the 800 page-range. This was after it was broken off from its first half, ''Brisingr'', which was over 700 pages long. Stitching them back together results in the true "[[FanNickname Book Three]]" of the "''[[ArtifactTitle Inheritance Trilogy]]''" being over 1500 pages long.
* Four of the six books of James Clavell's "Literature/AsianSaga" are over 1000 pages long, including ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]''. The other two (as it happens, the first two to be written) are over 500.
* ''Literature/InfiniteJest'' by Creator/DavidFosterWallace. 1,079 pages, including 96 pages of [[FootnoteFever footnotes]]. Infinite indeed.
** And woe betide you if you skip the footnotes; important plot points occur there, so if you don't read them and read them carefully, you'll be hopelessly lost. (If you do read them, [[MindScrew you will also be lost]], but not hopelessly.)
* ''Literature/GravitysRainbow'' by Creator/ThomasPynchon mixes Door Stopper (760 pages) with MindScrew for a tome you ''will not'' be able to finish. (Which is why it didn't win the Pulitzer Prize -- half the committee wanted it to win, the other half couldn't finish it.)
** Pynchon's later novels ''Mason & Dixon'' and ''Against the Day'' are 784 and 1104 pages, respectively.
** His first, ''V.'', is a bit more concise at 533 pages.
* ''Literature/LesMiserables'' by Victor Hugo -- which its fans have (affectionately!) [[FanNickname dubbed]] "The Brick."
** In one section, Hugo describes, in lavish detail (well, lavish might not fit) a crack in the wall, through which a character looks. This description takes up at least a page and a half. In the ''[[AuthorFilibuster condensed]] [[{{Padding}} version]]''
** The unabridged version contains a 50-page essay on the battle of Waterloo. The reveal that is important to the plot appears on the last page.
** Another essay is about Parisian Sewers, including history and network. Again, it becomes relevant later in the plot.
** Hugo spends at least 50 pages near the beginning describing a picnic with Fantine and her friends that has no bearing on the rest of the plot.
* Anything by James A. Michener, notably ''Centennial''. 1200 pages. Mr. Michener's writing is entertaining, but it's true that his later books should be under the by-line [[ShownTheirWork "James Michener and his Research Team".]]
** His books also tend to span a large number of characters and/or time periods, so there are some nicely isolated sections, even if you lose some of the recurring themes from doing so. You might not be able to take a small part out of ''Space'' too easily, but some chapters of ''The Source'' can be taken out to (say) get a class full of high school students to get a feel for David's Israel and just how much sleuth work archaeologists have done on it.
* Pretty much any fiction work that Creator/TomClancy has ever written has exceeded 400 pages, and sometimes by a healthy degree.
* Steven Erikson's ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' series contains no novel of less than 200,000 words, which at a minimum means 600 pages.
* At 1.5 million words, Creator/MarcelProust's ''À la Recherche du Temps Perdu,'' [[note]](''In Search of Lost Time'', earlier translated as ''Remembrance of Things Past'')[[/note]] holds the Guinness Book of Records title as Longest Novel. ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' did a sketch on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwAOc4g3K-g summarizing the whole thing in 15 seconds.]]
** And Proust was still adding to it and revising the last three volumes at [[AuthorExistenceFailure the time of his death]]. One can only imagine how long the novel would have become if Proust had finished it to his liking.
* ''[[Literature/EarthsChildren The Shelters of Stone]]'' could be at least 200 pages shorter by the judicious use of the sentence, "And Ayla introduced herself again." ''Every'' time she meets someone she has to tell her whole backstory. Another few hundred, if you'd leave out the sex scenes. But then, the books wouldn't have become the best sellers they were. You could chop a good 50 pages off of the series just by omitting all [[IKEAErotica descriptions of genitals.]]
** ''The Land of Painted Caves'', the sixth and final novel in the series, would be half as long if Ayla hadn't introduced herself, explained her backstory, and explained how she got Wolf every time she met someone new, and if every cave wasn't described in minute detail despite them all being fairly similar.
* ''[[Literature/TheSwordOfShannaraTrilogy The Sword of Shannara]]'' was a painfully long rip off of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. The later books in the series were thankfully shorter and [[DerivativeDifferentiation more original]]. This is because ''Sword of Shannara'' is the ''entire Lord of the Rings'' as one book with a sword instead of a ring as the PlotDevice.
* Ditto for the ''[[Literature/TheIronTower Iron Tower Trilogy]]'', which is an even more blatant [[strike:ripoff]] homage of ''Lord of the Rings'' than the above, when packaged as one book.
* ''Literature/{{Imajica}}'', by Creator/CliveBarker, also had to be split into two volumes when released as a paperback. On the second printing. The first printing that was in one single book fairly quickly split itself into two volumes.
* Eiji Yoshikawa's ''Literature/{{Musashi}}'', a fictionalized version of the life of UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi, is 970 pages long, typically printed on unusually thin paper or as three separate volumes. It was originally a multi-year newspaper serial.
* Several of Creator/CharlesDickens's novels are massive due to their origin as serials. Creator/DaveBarry once gave a [[LittleKnownFacts joke etymology]] about "hurting like the dickens" being representative of the pain of having the entirety of the writings of Charles Dickens (consisting of voluminous volumes, considering how ''prolific'' the guy was) dropped on someone from a window. Among Dickens's fourteen completed novels, eight - ''Literature/ThePickwickPapers'', ''Literature/NicholasNickleby'', ''Martin Chuzzlewit'', ''Literature/DombeyAndSon'', ''Literature/DavidCopperfield'', ''Literature/BleakHouse'', ''Literature/LittleDorrit'', and ''Literature/OurMutualFriend'' - are well over 800 pages in most editions; some are over 1000 pages with annotations and footnotes.[[note]] ''The Old Curiosity Shop'' and ''Barnaby Rudge'' are barely shorter at over 600 pages each; ''Literature/TheMysteryOfEdwinDrood'' would likely have reached these lengths had Dickens lived to finish it. English literature class staples ''Literature/OliverTwist'', ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'', and ''Literature/GreatExpectations'' are a more manageable 400 pages each. The only non-doorstopper novel Dickens wrote was ''Literature/HardTimes'', which is less than 200 pages in most editions. The five Christmas books (''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', ''Chimes'', ''The Cricket on the Hearth'', ''The Battle of Life'', and ''The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain'') similarly clock in at around 100 pages each.[[/note]]
* The Black Library, the publisher for ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' fiction, tends to produce "omnibuses", which are collections of novels gathered into large, and, fittingly for the franchise, lethally heavy volumes. These include:
** The ''Space Wolves Omnibus''.
** The ''[[Literature/SoulDrinkers SoulDrinkers Omnibus]]''
** Creator/SandyMitchell's ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' omnibuses ''Hero of the Imperium'' and ''Defender of the Imperium''.
** Three ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' omnibuses (by Creator/DanAbnett) titled ''The Founding'', ''The Saint'' and ''The Lost''.
** The Black Library also has Warhammer Fantasy fiction and has several omnibuses there too, among others is ''Gotrek and Felix'', and ''Malus Darkblade''.
* The ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Trilogy'' has been combined into a single doorstopper. ''The Annotated Dragonlance'' is even ''worse'' because of all the, y'know, [[FootnoteFever annotations and stuff]].
* ''The Collected Works of Creator/WilliamShakespeare'' clocks in at 1448 pages. Very thin pages, everything double-columned. This is why in many times any "complete works" of his get separated into multiple volumes.
* The original novel of ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'' is stated in character to be William Goldman's "good bits" [[TheAbridgedSeries abridgment]] of a 1000 page novel.
* The novel ''...And Ladies of the Club'' is over 1,000 pages long, supposedly took the author over 50 years to write, and is about, well, the founding members of a ladies book club in Ohio from post-Civil War to the 1930's. It's much more readable than it sounds.
* Creator/PhilipKDick's unfinished ''Exegesis'' was said to be around 8,000 pages long before he died. ''Eight '''thousand'''''. [[note]]It would have been an Olympic Record but he failed the drugs test.[[/note]]
* Creator/AlexandreDumas in general is almost king of this trope:
** ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo''. The original, unabridged novel, printed on flimsy paper and in small type, produces an over-sized paperback volume a good four inches thick. Dumas was originally paid by the word for the original serial novel (published by chapter in the newspaper) and he made the most of it.
** ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' is only one of ''three'' books that comprise the "D'Artagnan Romances"-- the other two being ''Twenty Years After'' which takes place... well, twenty years after the first... and the Vicomte of Bragellone. They're all over 600 pages each, meaning the entire three-volume set would run a whopping 2000 pages.
* Mervyn Peake's ''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}'' novels are available in omnibus form, which is in the neighbourhood of 1000 pages of novel and 150-odd of critical essays. He had planned to write seven volumes, [[AuthorExistenceFailure but couldn't finish them]].
* Sir Thomas Malory's ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'' is over 900 pages, divided into ''507 chapters'', admittedly short ones by modern standards.
* The Complete Works of Creator/{{Plato}}, in an incredibly small type-face, clock at just under 2000 pages on a page size just under A4. This is without any {{Footnote|Fever}}s or annotations.
* The ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' books by Creator/DavidWeber. They start at 300 pages of character development, climax, cleanup (and lots of death), and spiral into 900+ page space soap operas filled with dating troubles, feudal succession, poker games and political intrigue. And that's ''abridged'' versions! ''War of Honor'', ticking at 800+ pages as it is, had the whole subplot about Esther [=McQueen=]'s rebellion cut out from the draft. It was later published as a separate novella. The series then split into three branches, each one dealing with various sub plots happening at roughly the same time. Each one a doorstopper in its own right, and the only way to know everything is to read them all.
* The ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series, especially the later books. ''Breaking Dawn'' takes the cake at 752 pages.
** See also Stephenie Meyer's ''Literature/TheHost'' for adults.
* Sir Richard Francis Burton's translation of the ''Literature/ArabianNights'' -- sixteen massive volumes. The Project Gutenberg .txt files together weigh in at nearly 14 megabytes of text! It is said that no one cannot read all of it in one sitting because the reader will go [[GoMadFromTheRevelation insane from the sheer majesty of it all]]. What more likely happened is that the person goes insane from the extreme sleep deprivation from reading the massive series.
** The earliest manuscripts of the ''Literature/ArabianNights'', from the 13th century, contained a manageable 20 stories or so, all folktales, divided into less than 300 nights. The editors of 18th- and 19th-century Egyptian versions, driven to "complete" the 1001 nights, kept adding a mishmash of folktales from various sources, erotic stories, literary works, legends, until the result was a sprawling, heterogeneous monster.
* ''Literature/DonQuixote'' (''The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha'') by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra is quite long, since it was originally two volumes which are now usually printed together.
* ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' by Margaret Mitchell is just over 1000 pages.
* Creator/JamesEllroy's ''Literature/LAConfidential'' is just barely short of 500 pages, but is still pretty fast paced with its LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters all ending up with some important role in the story. His next book, ''Literature/WhiteJazz'', was originally around 700 pages. When the publisher asked Ellroy to trim it down, he responded by removing every single word that could even remotely be considered extraneous, resulting in a 350-something page book which is insanely dense and has to be read incredibly carefully. There's even a few conversations where it takes quite a while to get any hints outside of the dialogue itself about who's talking.
* Creator/JamesJoyce's ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}'' - nearly 1000 pages with notes, and you'd better believe you need them.
** Also by Joyce, ''Literature/FinnegansWake'' -- not as long (628 pages), but [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible just as difficult to read]].
* Miyuki Miyabe's ''Literature/BraveStory'' is, at least in its English translation, 816 pages. Sadly, it takes until page 222 to really get into the story proper. And, like the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books, this is ''also'' a kid's book (more or less).
* Any one book of Colleen [=McCullough's=] ''Literature/MastersOfRome'' series is quite an intimidating sight, and the series is now seven books and counting. They're not ''quite'' as bad as they look due to the sizeable introductions, afterwards, and glossaries, but each story is still 950-1050 pages.
* Any book by Creator/EdwardRutherfurd, an author who likes, in all his books, to start at day one and move up through the millennia of whatever area he is currently writing about. Historical fiction, very heavy on the details and that in turn makes very heavy doorstoppers. The paperback edition of his novel ''The Forest'' is 883 pages long and the paperback edition of ''London'' is a whopping 1299 pages!
* Any Norton Anthology of... well, of anything. The print is microscopic, and yet they could still be used as bludgeons. ''The Norton Anthology of English Literature'' (Volume 1) in paperback runs to 2518 pages of thin paper, not counting indexes and appendices.
** The ''Norton Introduction to Literature'': the ''shorter'' tenth edition is still 1844 pages.
* In France, the immensely prestigious critical editions of the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade should be this... However, the print is tiny, and the pages are Bible paper, which means that although you do get a huge amount of text, they probably wouldn't make very good door-stoppers...
* Most of Creator/MelanieRawn's works. She just doesn't do less than 800 pages in paperback with 8 point type, which just might be why you've never heard of her. Both ''Literature/DragonPrince'' and ''Literature/DragonStar'' are trilogies of incredible length, with a frustrating number of similarly-named characters. Not works for the faint of heart, or sound of mind.
* ''Literature/JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell''. To the point that [[WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows internet reviewers]] [[http://twitter.com/ShadowTodd/status/241295047159578624 use it to simulate]] "Death-by-hitting-yourself-with-a-book".
* Many classic Chinese novels are in the 2000-page range[[note]]This makes sense when you remember that a single Chinese character carries as much information as a word in Western languages, which means the novels are far shorter in the original script[[/note]], though most editions are split into volumes:
** ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' typically runs to over 2300 pages.
** ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' is of similar bulk.
** ''Literature/WaterMargin'' is over 2000 pages in paperback. A four-volume edition weighs more than a kilogram.
** ''Literature/DreamOfTheRedChamber'' is a slight work of only 1800-odd pages.
* ''Literature/{{Clarissa}}'' by Samuel Richardson. At 1,500+ pages, it is ''the'' longest published novel originally written in English.
* ''Literature/TheTaleOfGenji''. Its length varies by language and translator, but one copy is a set of 2 doorstoppers in small print. The Other Wiki gives a good example of length: the cast list has over 400 characters.
** One copy is 1090 pages long, with thin paper, small type and the occasional illustration.
* Vikram Chandra's very good crime thriller epic ''Sacred Games'' is the novel equivalent of a Bollywood movie. (Over 1080 pages.)
* Most of Wayne Johnston's novels are doorstoppers - ''The Colony of Unrequited Dreams'' is over 600 pages... in trade paperback, and they look much longer than that in hardcover. And they are very heavy to lift.
* Sharon Penman's ''Literature/TheSunneInSplendour'', which is at least 1000 pages long and de-villainises [[UsefulNotes/RichardIII King Richard III]], turning him into a sympathetic protagonist who adores his wife Anne Neville. It also gives readers an inside look at the shifting loyalties and political intrigue of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses.
* ''The Great Book of Amber'', by Creator/RogerZelazny, is actually ten fairly small books making up the entirety of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'' series. However, unless you're prepared to search, this is the only version actually available and has been the only one in print for years, except for the two-volume book club edition. Clocks in at somewhere around 1200 pages if I'm not mistaken. All the more irritating because neither the omnibus nor the individual novels are available as ebooks. If you want to read it, you're required by the publisher to carry around an unwieldy paperback.
* If you'd print out the web-published AlternateHistory ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'', you'd need more than 1800 sheets of paper (using an average-sized font and paper).
* The ''Literature/ChungKuo'' series of science fiction novels by David Wingrove. First published as eight hefty volumes of 600-700 pages each, it is due to be re-released in 2010 as ''eighteen'' books of presumably more reasonable size. It is eighteen because the original series was supposed to be ''nine'' books, but Wingrove's publisher [[ScrewedByTheNetwork refused to publish the ninth]], forcing him to combine the last two books. The new release will include the complete nine books at two volumes per book...
* ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene'' by Edmund Spenser; over 1000 pages of verse poetry. And, like Chaucer, he didn't get close to finishing it before AuthorExistenceFailure; he planned 24 'books', and finished only 6 of them.
* Creator/TimothyZahn's ''[[Literature/HandOfThrawn Vision of the Future]]'' clocks in at 720 pages in one paperback version, though other versions and the hardcover aren't quite as pagy. Shorter than most of these, but that's the longest novel of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse to date. The German version was split into two separate books.
* The ''[[http://furry.wikia.com/wiki/Trouble%27s_Tales Trouble's Tales]]'' series is probably the closest thing the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom has to an original literary epic, with the individual chapters alone being at long has most novels, and with good reason! One of the advertising taglines for it accurately states that the series has ''everything'', and by "everything" we do mean ''everything''. (Mostly every kind of sex ever conceived by mankind, and several conceived by wombats, but also a fair dose of action and sci-fi.) Luckily, every single story is available to read for free online, and can only be bought in physical form via an online retailer who makes them one at a time -- because, well, it's huge!
* The collected ''Literature/ChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'' by Stephen Donaldson could stop bullets.
* Possibly the ultimate single-volume Doorstopper: [[http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/25748 Someone]] has published Creator/AgathaChristie's ''The Complete Literature/MissMarple'' in one volume of 4,032 pages massing 8kg! To visualize that, the book is ''over a foot thick.''
* Samuel Delany's ''Literature/{{Dhalgren}}'' runs to about 800 pages.
* Initially published as three separate books, the most readily available incarnation of Creator/GuyGavrielKay's ''Literature/TheFionavarTapestry'' is a single-volume printing of 792 pages. He wrote a legitimate Doorstopper later on with ''Literature/{{Tigana}}'' (688 pages).
* Ferdowsi's ''Literature/TheShahnameh''. The abridged English prose translation by Dick Davis still manages to run close to 1,000 pages and according to the introduction the current full English verse translation is nine volumes long. Even if they're slim volumes with reasonable font sizes, that's still pretty impressive
* The complete printed text of ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'', compiling a 220-chapter "penny dreadful" serial from the early 1800s, runs on (and on and on) for some 868 double-column pages. A recent, three-volume paperback release of it consists of a total of 1440 very large pages.
* ''Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk'' by Jaroslav Hašek is over 700 pages long, and it's not even finished, due to [[AuthorExistenceFailure Hašek's death]].
* ''Literature/SwanSong'', by Robert [=McCammon=]. The paperback edition is 956 pages.
** He's no slouch at this, as ''The Queen of Bedlam'' is 656 pages in paperback. Its prequel, ''Speaks the Nightbird'' is 816 pages and was originally released in two volumes.
* ''The Invention of Hugo Cabret'' by Brian Selznick is 533 pages. An homage to silent movies, the novel seamlessly alternates between prose and illustrations to the point where if you skip the pictures you will not know what is going on. As a result it is the longest book to win the Caldecott Medal (best illustrations), an award that normally goes to picture books.
* ''Creator/MarkZDanielewski'':
** ''Literature/HouseOfLeaves'' is over 700 pages in paperback, all of them containing copious amounts of MindScrew. But some of those pages have one word on them, due to the UnconventionalFormatting, so it's more a Doorstopper in execution than in theory.
** And then he published ''Literature/TheFamiliar'', which is 880 pages and weights a hefty 3.6 pounds (it is printed on much thicker paper than ''House of Leaves'' was). It's taken UpToEleven, or even [[IncrediblyLamePun Up To Twenty-Seven]], considering that that was ''only the first'' book of a series of twenty-seven. Like this series? Reserve at least three shelves of your bookcase, and expect to only lift three of the twenty-seven at a time![[note]]As with ''House of Leaves'', Kindle / digital editions ''do'' exist, but due to the UnconventionalFormatting of the books, paper(back) versions are recommended over that.[[/note]]
* ''Shantaram'' by Gregory David Roberts clocks in at 944 pages.
* ''Literature/DunctonWood'' chronicles the ''entire'' life story of a pair of moles, from their birth to their death, so it's no wonder it's around 800 pages.
* ''Literature/PerryRhodan'' has to be the ultimate example. An on-going German science-fiction EPIC that calls itself the biggest science-fiction series for a reason. Since 1961 there's been over 2700 (in 2013) weekly novella-sized, pulp booklets released. These issues have been collected in books of about 400 pages long each. There's been over 100 of these books released and that still only covers about a third of the whole series. And those books are shortened quite a bit.
* Creator/MaryGentle's ''Literature/AshASecretHistory'' is one volume of over 1100 pages, although it was split into four for its US paperback printing.
* ''[[Literature/TheInkworldTrilogy Inkheart, Inkspell]]'', and ''[[Literature/TheInkworldTrilogy Inkdeath]]'' are 534, 635, and 683 pages respectively. ''Literature/DragonRider'', which was written by the same author, is 536 pages. Individually, none of these books could actually stop a door, but two or three piled on top of each other probably could.
* ''Literature/TheStoneDanceOfTheChameleon'': three books, the shortest of which is just over 700 pages.
* ''Literature/TheBonfireOfTheVanities'' at just over 700 pages usually, and another example here that was originally published serially (though it was revised for its release as a novel).
* ''Ripped from a Dream: Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Omnibus'' collects the first three of Black Flame's ''Nightmare on Elm Street'' novels (''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Suffer the Children]], [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Dreamspawn]]'' and ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Protegé]]''). Each individual book is a little over 400 pages long, so that's a lot of Freddy (or not, in the case of ''Dreamspawn'').
* Creator/JohnRingo's novels tend to be somewhat long but not long enough to qualify, in general; however, the last two books of the original set for the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' series, ''Hell's Faire'' and ''When the Devil Dances'', were originally to be one novel. The events of 9/11 threw off Ringo's muse, [[WordOfGod according to him in the afterword for HF]], and the work was broken up to get a book to the printers before it got ridiculously late (instead of the actual somewhat late).
* Gertrude Stein's ''The Making of Americans'' clocks in at a solid 925 pages, and also has the benefit of being written in abstract prose that's [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible completely incomprehensible]].
* William Shirer's ''The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich'' is about 1143 pages long, with the index and footnotes adding 102 more pages. This tends to be par for the course in histories of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany: see also William Burleigh's ''The Third Reich: A History'' (992 pages), Richard Evans' ''The Third Reich'' trilogy (a collective 2,576 pages in three volumes) and Joachim Fest's various works for other examples.
* The Pacific Theater equivalent of Shirer is John Toland's ''The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945'', which weighs in at 954 pages in its first edition.
* Then there's Vincent Bugliosi's ''Reclaiming History'', an exhaustive debunking of every conceivable [[WhoShotJFK JFK Assassination conspiracy theory]] that runs to a staggering 1,648 pages, plus an additional ''1,000 pages'' worth of endnotes on an attached disc.
* Michelle West's epic fantasy series ''Literature/TheSunSword''. The shortest book in it is 687 pages, the other five range from 737-957 pages. To top it off, the longest book in the series (''The Sun Sword'', the sixth and final book) also has smaller font than the other five books (which didn't exactly have large font before. I'd guess it to be 8-point font.). They're only available as mass-market paperbacks so one wouldn't be much of a weapon. All six together though? Be afraid, be very afraid.
* Richard Bausch's ''Hello to the Cannibals'' is 840 pages long.
* ''Literature/{{Buddenbrooks}}'' by Thomas Mann.
* ''Literature/AmericanGods'' by Neil Gaiman is 629 pages.
* Both of the ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' books thus far have been extremely long. The hardcover version of ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'' is 994 pages long.
** [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/03032011/ Yup.]]
** The author, Pat Rothfuss, mentioned in one of his blogs while revising the second book before publication he'd added ''60 000 words'' to ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear''. That's as long as ''one'' regular-length novel.
* Altogether, the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'' clocks in at over 1700 pages. It weighs 2.3 kilograms in paperback.
** ''The Endymion Omnibus'' by Dan Simmons, which contains ''Endymion'' and its sequel ''The Rise of Endymion'', is a few pages shy of the 1000-page mark, and definitely of doorstopper thickness.
* Every book in ''Literature/WarsOfLightAndShadow'' qualifies, but special honor has to go to the second book, ''Ships of Merior''. That one had to be divided into two volumes when released in paperback format, entitled ''Literature/ShipsOfMerior'' and ''Warhosts of Vastmark''.
* While most of the books in Literature/TheRiftwarCycle do not qualify, the first book, ''Magician'', had to be divided into two books, ''Magician: Apprentice'', and ''Magician: Master'' in paperback format due to it's length. And that was ''after'' the editor told the author to shorten the story by 50,000 words. The Author's Preferred Edition, which has the 50,000 words of various minor scenes put back in, definitely qualifies.
* The Literature/KhaavrenRomances are one big {{homage}} to Creator/AlexandreDumas, so they are naturally ''very'' long. ''Literature/TheViscountOfAdrilankha'' in particular is technically a trilogy, but the chapter numbering continues between them, so that by the end you have a 3-volume, 102[[labelnote:*]]6 times [[ArcNumber 17]][[/labelnote]]-chapter epic where each ''third'' of it is at least 500 or 600 pages.
* While not as hefty as some other entries on the list, ''Literature/TheDreamMerchant'' still manages to clock in a respectable 640 pages.
* Tyra Banks' novel ''Literature/{{Modelland}}'' is 576 pages.
* John Lanchester's huge state-of-the-nation novel, ''Literature/{{Capital}}''.
* Aidan Chambers' novel ''Literature/ThisIsAllThePillowBookOfCordeliaKenn'' tops out at 808 pages, a colossus of a young adult novel.
* Judy Jones and William Wilson's ''An Incomplete Education'' contains 638 pages worth of everything you need to know to fake being "well-rounded."
* ''101 Years' Entertainment'' (edited by Ellery Queen) contains 995 pages of detective stories of varying quality.
* Many of [[Literature/NUMASeries Clive Cussler's]] novels are this. From ''Treasure'' onward, they're routinely over 500 pages long.
* The novels in Julian May's ''Literature/SagaOfTheExiles'' and ''Literature/GalacticMilieu'' (four in the former and three in the latter) are all rather long (over 400 pages each); the two books set between them, ''Surveillance'' and ''Metaconcert'' are also lengthy... and in the UK they were combined into one shockingly long volume...
* ''Forever Amber'' by Kathleen Winsor isn't quite as long a historical romance as ''Gone With the Wind'', but still runs to over 900 pages.
* The first two books in the Ender series by Creator/OrsonScottCard, ''Literature/EndersGame'' and ''Literature/SpeakerForTheDead'', are under 400 pages, but third and fourth books, ''Literature/{{Xenocide}}'' and ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheMind'', were originally one massive novel that would have been about 962 pages in paperback. Even with this division, the third book was still the longest in the main series at nearly 600 pages.
* Jacek Dukaj's ''Ice'' has over one thousand pages. And through most of the book the main character doesn't believe he exists. Yay.
* Leon Uris was fond of this.
* Set aside some time if you're going to read ''Literature/KushielsLegacy''- ''each book'' of the first trilogy is over 700 pages.
* The individual [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz stories]] written by L. Frank Baum don't qualify (they're each only about 150 pages long), but ''The Treasury of Oz'', which is an {{Omnibus}} edition of all 14 Oz novels by Baum, is about 25cm high, 18cm wide, and 4cm think. That's a book that's nearly standard A4 paper-sized and with 784 pages. And probably weighs more than most household appliances.
* Ian Irvine's ''Literature/TheThreeWorldsCycle''. The first book alone, ''A Shadow On The Glass'', is over 600 pages long, and the rest of the series doesn't let up either in terms of size. As of this post being written, the series stands at ELEVEN books of roughly equal length, with at least three more planned. This troper considers himself a pretty fast and avid reader, and even then it takes him at least three months to get through the whole thing (and that's without regular life getting in the way too...).
* ''[[Literature/MaradoniaSaga Maradonia and the Seven Bridges]]'' is over 800 pages, and [[SmallNameBigEgo Gloria Tesch]] likes to brag about it, calling herself the world's youngest novelist. Too bad it'd be a lot shorter if it weren't for the huge typeface, the terrible formatting, and the {{padding}}.
* ''Googol'' by H.D.Klein, 1056 pages (in German). Now I wonder whether the title is a lampshade...Oh, and it has a follow-up, ''Googolplex'' (but with meagre 592 pages).
* A lot of epics - by definition - are doorstoppers. (But not all of them.) i.e. Spenser's ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene'' or Milton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost''. The one that takes the cake - and is THE longest piece of literature in the world - has never been definitively compiled. This is because the work, ''The Epic of King Gesar'', is some 20 million words long and would take an estimate of 120 volumes to complete.
* ''The Kindly Ones'' by Jonathan Littell (not to be confused with the ''Sandman'' collection above) clocks in at 992 pages in its English translation.
* Creator/TamoraPierce has started writing these after ''Harry Potter'' made publishers realize that long YA books ''can'' sell. The ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness'' series[[note]]the actual Lioness' books were DividedForPublication, incidentally[[/note]] are about as long as the quartets despite being two books. The ''Literature/ProvostsDog'' books are longer yet, with ''Mastiff'' clocking in at 500+ pages. Her ''[[Literature/CircleOfMagic Circle Reforged]]'' books are pretty long, too.
* ''Literature/{{Middlemarch}}'' goes up to book VIII, and each and every section is 100+ pages long.
* Shelby Foote's ''The Civil War: A Narrative'' has three volumes, each running to about 1,000 pages. Foote's work is so long and densely detailed (but also well-written and enjoyable) that individual chapters have been published as standalone works, eg. ''The Stars in Their Courses'' about Gettysburg.
* A more recent historian, Rick Perlstein, has written several tomes chronicling the rise of political conservatism in America (''Before the Storm'', ''Nixonland''). His most recent work, ''The Invisible Bridge'', runs to 860-odd pages, with Perlstein publishing his end notes online. And Perlstein's confirmed there's at least one more book to come.
* A full edition of Jean de La Fontaine's fables, with large illustrations by Gustave Dore, can become a hefty 900-page hardback.
* ''[[http://stolen-projects.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/game-design-companion-a-critical-analysis-of-wario-land-4 Game Design Companion: A critical analysis of Wario Land 4]]'' is a 600 page eBook that pretty much does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* Creator/HarryTurtledove has ''several'' series that qualify. Not a few of the books in those series qualify on their own, for that matter.
* ''The Fatal Dream'' by Ian Hastings is 806 pages long.
* ''Literature/TheGoldfinch'' by Donna Tartt is 864 pages long.
* Graphic novel ''Lighter Than my Shadow'' by Katie Green is over 500 pages long, as well as having A4 pages.
* ''The Robber Bride'' and The Blind Assassin by Margrat Atwood, 637 pages and 528 pages resepctively.
* The ''Literature/ChaosWalking'' trilogy by Patrick Ness are all doorstoppers.
* ''Literature/TheCrimsonPetalAndTheWhite'' by Michel Faber.
* Many many occult books and grimoires could be considered this. The two most well known examples are probably Aleister Crowley's magnum opus, ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Magick-Liber-ABA-Book-4/dp/0877289190/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458175502&sr=1-7&keywords=magick 'Magick: Liber ABA, Book 4']]'' which is a whopping 844 pages, and is affectionately referred to by many a Crowley-student as the 'Big Blue Brick'. The other is Israel Regardie's ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Dawn-Original-Teachings-Ceremonies/dp/0738743992/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458176289&sr=1-1&keywords=the+golden+dawn 'The Golden Dawn: The Original Account of the Teachings, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order']]'' its most recent edition standing at 960 pages. Both are chock full of details on meditation, yoga, ceremonies and rituals, methods of creating, consecrating and using ritual tools and circles, outlines of rituals, spells, designs for talismans, and everything else needed to ensure that these two books go on to become two of the largest influences on modern cermeonial magic.
** Other lesser-known or more modern examples also include the ''[[http://www.amazon.com/The-Book-Oberon-Sourcebook-Elizabethan/dp/0738743348 'Book of Oberon']]'', a recent translation and transcription of a 16th century manuscript that was held in the Folger Shakespeare Library, at 600 pages of spells, prayers, descriptions of spirits and demons and suchlike. Another example is the recent ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Foundations-Practical-Sorcery-Collected-Unabridged/dp/1905297858/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458175849&sr=1-1&keywords=foundations+of+practical+sorcery 'Foundations of Practical Sorcery: Collected Works']]'', though this may not count since, while its collected edition is a hefty 848 pages long, it is technically made up of seven volumes that are available separately, each one based on a different branch of ceremonial magic (ritual tools, geomancy, scrying, Kabbalah, talismans, spirits of the cardinal directions and spirits of the Goetia).
* There's no book in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' series that is less than 400 pages. Shout out to ''City of Heavenly Fire'' for being a nice 725 pages.
* Dr. William Samuel Sadler wrote some forty or fifty books which include ''Modern Psychiatry'' (896 pages) and ''Theory and Practice of Psychiatry'' (1231 pages).
* James Tyler Kent's ''Lectures on Homeopathic Medicine'' has 982 pages of debatable worth.
* A complete edition of Michel de Montaigne's ''Essays'', containing [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin essays]] long and short on nearly every subject, is a brick of over 1300 pages. Of special note is the essay "Apology for Raimond Sebond", which at over 70,000 words is the length of a novel.
* George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff's ''All and Everything'' spends 1266 pages attempting to live up to its title.
* Historian Ian Kershaw's two biographies of Adolf Hitler, ''Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris'' and ''Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis'' are both pretty large but neither quite qualifies as a doorstopper on its own. When published as a single combined volume, however, as they were in 2008, the book is just short of 1000 pages long, and that's excluding the new introduction ''and'' the index.
* ''The Joy of Cooking'' is a famous American cookbook. The 75th anniversary edition is over 1000 pages long. The cookbook however doesn't only teach you how to cook recipes. It also gives advice on different ingredients, how to use cooking utensils, how to store foods, and other things beginner cooks would need to learn.
* The appropriately titled [[WarriorCats Warriors Super Editions]]. The shortest Super Edition is 425 pages, and the rest are around 500. There are currently NINE of these, and a tenth is coming out in September.

* ''[[AmericanNewspapers The New York Times]]'' and ''[[AmericanNewspapers The Washington Post]]'' were Doorstoppers until quite recently (the last two serious newspapers in the U.S., and 25¢ in the case of the Post) when a combination of the ad-killing recession, Franchise Decay (the ''Post'' laid off half its reporters the minute it no longer had a serious newspaper competitor) and the foolish decision to split up its content into multiple formats (half the articles are now available for free in subway editions, and the front page actually ''tells you'' to go online to read an article accompanying a photo for a paper you just bought!) the result, needless to say has been a precipitous decline in volume and content from over 100 pages an issue to something like 25.
* At the height of its popularity around 1994-1995, ''Magazine/ElectronicGamingMonthly'' would crank out issues that totalled about 400+ pages in length (although half the pages were just ads.) This caused EGM2, a spinoff magazine which focussed more on tips and tricks launched in July 1994. For comparison's sake, the magazine could barely fill 100 pages by the time it "died" in early 2009.
* The British computer magazine ''Personal Computer World''[[note]]which is abbreviated to PCW, not PC World, which is either a different US magazine, or a British PC retailer[[/note]] also often resembled a small (ad filled) phone book during its heydays. Although it hadn't shrunk as much as EGM, it was still a shadow of its former self when it was cancelled.
* Japanese ''Magazine/ShonenJump'' volumes are phone-book thick, weighing in at about 500 pages each. And this is a ''weekly'' series. Hope you're big into recycling.
** The monthly American version is no slouch either. A few years ago, it covered 7 series, and had about 400 pages per issue. Unfortunately, that's been going down recently, with the most recent issue having 4 series and 250 pages.
* ''{{Vogue}}'' is generally on the thick side, but its annual Spring and Fall fashion issues are always the magazine's 800-lb gorillas. Or should it be, ''500-page'' gorillas. Most of it is ads, which you can't even call padding because it's an essential part of the magazine. But still, the ''table of contents'' doesn't even start until page 100 or so!
* While ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' usually goes over a 100 pages, sometimes it reaches the 250-300 mark (most are advertising to maintain such a number of articles/pictorials, but still!).
* Before Internet shopping was commonplace, ''Computer Shopper'' carried ads to buy anything computer related. The result was a magazine that averaged 800 poster-sized pages, easily making it the largest magazine on newsstand shelves.
** This was the norm for print magazines of this type (of which there were several) in that era. Finding the editorial content in them was somewhat of a chore, as it was no larger than for a typical magazine, leaving almost all pages as nothing but ads.
* Any worthwhile partwork that makes it to the end of its run will end up quite hefty. Marshall Cavendish, renowned publisher of partworks, came up with the computer programming collection ''Input'' in the UK in the early-mid 80s; 52 issues at 32 pages a piece comes out to 1664 pages and four very heavy binders.

* Creator/KatsuhiroOtomo's CyberPunk[=/=]BioPunk magnum opus of manga, ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', weighs in with six small-phonebook-sized volumes totaling 2182 pages.
* ''ItTakesAWizard'' was called this, mostly because it's ''notably'' longer than most manga.
* In order to cut costs during the economic downturn, many North American manga publishers have been combining two or three volumes of material into a single book. The resulting releases, depending on their dimensions, look either like phone books or pocket dictionaries. It's even more common with reprints of old material, since the title likely already made back its licensing costs during the original release, thus there is an incentive to put out a more economical book for new/poorer fans.
** For example, Creator/VizMedia released ''Manga/CrossGame'' as 2-in-1 books, each one just over 350 pages apiece.
** ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' doesn't seem very long once you've finished it, but the 4-volumes-in-1 omnibus is a somewhat surprising 686 pages. The lightning-fast presentation, however (think "newspaper comic"), belies the length.
*** While the ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' omnibuses deserve special mention at 720 pages each, EVERY Creator/{{Clamp}} omnibus being released by Creator/DarkHorseComics qualifies at more than 500 pages each.
** Creator/VizMedia reprinted some of their legacy Magazine/ShonenJump titles in what they termed their "[=VizBIG=]" line. These are omnibuses of popular titles like ''Manga/DragonBall'' or ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' printed on noticeably higher-quality paper, with larger dimensions (5¾"×8½" instead of 5"×7"). They also put three or even four old volumes into a book, making each one 600 or more pages, literally phone-book sized.
* ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' is almost 3,000 pages, and feels like a small fraction of that.
* Every single volume of Keiko Tobe's ''Manga/WithTheLight'' qualifies. Seriously.
* Omnibus release of ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' - in two halves but they're huge seperately.
* Technicaly, they're magazines, not books, but the ''Manga/OnePiece Logs'' average 30 chapters and 700 pages. There's 16 so far and it's not gonna stop anytime soon.
* The Japanese-language single volume collection of ''Manga/DeathNote'', which has 2400 pages and weighs ten pounds.

* Music/LaurieAnderson's first LiveAlbum, ''United States Live'', also qualifies, as it is ''five'' records long.
* Music/NeilYoung once stopped a classroom bully with one of these. He asked the teacher if he could borrow the unabridged dictionary, then walked past the bully and dropped it on his head. Said bully hadn't even been harassing him, but another kid in the class.
* Until 2010, Penguin published guides to recorded classical and jazz music. These informative tomes each consistently came in at well over 1500 pages.
* ''The Da Capo Catalog of Classical Music Compositions'' exhaustively catalogs the works of 132 major composers, and it comes in at almost 1400 pages.
* ''Franz Schubert: The Complete Songs'' started as liner notes to pianist Graham Johnson's [[ArchivePanic 40-CD set]] of Music/FranzSchubert's ''lieder''. It eventually turned into a 3-volume, 3,000 page set that includes German and English texts of the songs, Johnson's analyses of each song, a chronology, relevant artwork, etc. - enough to keep any Schubert scholar occupied for weeks.

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* OlderThanFeudalism: Literature/TheBible tends to be printed on special thin paper to allow it to be read without divine intervention. Full-text indexes of the Bible (called concordances) are also printed. The best known may be ''Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible'' (for the KJV). One recent edition runs 1824 pages.
* Christianity does not unanimously agree on how long the Bible should be. Although all major groups (Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy and Protestantism) unanimously agree on the 27 books of the New Testament, each group has a differing number of Old Testament books. The Catholic Church has seven extra books[[note]]Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Baruch, Sirach and the Wisdom of Solomon, as well as various additions to Daniel and Esther [[/note]], and the NABRE (a popular translation) clocks in at 1552 pages. The various Orthodox Churches have differing canons, meaning each region has a uniquely large Bible. For example, the Ethiopian Canon has a whopping 81 books, [[ExaggeratedTrope including books that not even the other Orthodox churches recognize]]. [[note]] Technically, it's not intended for the laity, as it is entirely in Amharic-- a dead language only used for liturgical purposes, comparable to Latin in the Catholic Church before the Second Vatican Council allowed the Mass to be performed in the vernacular.[[/note]] . However, the Orthodox Study Bible, released in 2008, contains most of the books Orthodox Christians agree are canonical and is [[SarcasmMode a very short]] 1856 pages.
* Try the LDS "quad" (a single volume containing Literature/TheBible, Literature/TheBookOfMormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price - all these collectively known as the "Standard Works"). What with footnote helps, the Bible clocks in at 1590 pages, the Book of Mormon at 531, the D&C at 294, and the [=PGP=] at 61. Add in the Topical Guide, Bible Dictionary, Index, maps, Joseph Smith translation, title pages for each contained work, prefatory material, etc., and you're now up to 3820 pages total in one volume on thin paper.
* The "family Bibles", massive volumes that are lavishly illustrated, bound, annotated, supplemented and printed on thick vellum paper. They are intended as coffee table show pieces, and can probably serve as the table in a pinch.
** Played for laughs in ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', where one of Earl's victims forgives him for getting him sent to prison because he found religion while in there, but the victim's mother refuses to forgive, and knocks Earl out with a whack on the back of his head from a Large Print edition family Bible (really large print--about three words per page) that is thicker than it is wide.
* While on the topic of Literature/TheBible: Commentaries. Some are fairly reasonable, but the true exegetical commentaries (read: the ones that won't get you laughed at by a theologian) will usually be many times longer than whatever it is that they're commenting on. For example, a commentary on say, Ephesians, which is maybe 5-7 pages long depending on the printing, can easily consist of multiple volumes, each hundreds of pages long in tiny font with [[WallOfText no text breaks.]]
** One of the most famous bible commentaries is the International Critical Commentary. It's '''53 volumes''' long. Honorable mention goes to ''Church Dogmatics'', not only is it over 9000 pages long in the original German, it is also all written by one man, Karl Barth.
* The ''Codex Gigas'' ("Giant Book") is a compilation of the Vulgate Bible, an encyclopaedia, several history books, and a lot of other manuscripts, hand-written in the 13th century by ''a single scribe'' over a period of 20 years. It's over a yard tall and eight inches thick, and weighs 166 lbs. Doorstopper? This thing could be the ''door''. [[note]]Even lifting it would be a problem, of course. In other words, [[Videogame/{{Earthbound}} you cannot grasp the true form of Codex Gigas!]][[/note]]
* Literature/TheTalmud uses quite a few meters of space in your library, especially in its now-standard "Babylonian" version. Well, it's essentially a commentary on every commandment in the Bible (all 613 of them), and including [[JewsLoveToArgue the arguments that many, MANY sages had over them]]. The Vilna edition of the Talmud weighs in at 5,894 folio pages.
* A Yom Kippur prayer-book can be in excess of a thousand pages.
* The ''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}'' and the ''Literature/{{Ramayana}}'' are very long epics. Mahabharata itself has a total of '''1.8 million words''', one hundred thousand proses, and long long prose passages. Ramayana, in comparison, "only" has 24,000 stanzas long.
* ''The Granth'', the holy book of Sikhism, by tradition, is printed in lavishly decorated volumes that are about the size of a coffee table.
* The Pali canon, which forms the doctrinal core of Theravada Buddhism, runs anywhere between 40 and 60 volumes, depending on translation and how much commentary is included. As if that weren't enough, it was only first written down centuries after Buddhism began - before that, it was transmitted orally by chanting monks.
* Arcana Coelestia, which is essentially Emmanuel Swedenborg putting together a new religion on top of Christianity, covers the books of Genesis and Exodus. Alone. It's eight Doorstoppers long.
* ''The Urantia Book'', which has a cult based on it, clocks in at 2,097 pages and was allegedly channeled by the writer on the behalf of nonhuman beings.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/MickFoley's autobiography ''Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks'' is nearly 700 pages long. But that's not all - he has three more, ''Foley Is Good'', ''The Hardcore Diaries'' and ''Countdown To Lockdown'', all of which clock in at an average of 400 each. This in addition to his several original novels. He's credited with getting wrestling fans interested in reading, when they weren't before.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'':
** The 8th Edition rulebook is 5cm thick and 28 wide; as well as being full colour and 512 pages long. There is a reason it's known as the Really Big Red Book.
** While individual codexes are rather small (ranging from magazine size to a respectable 100 page hardback), you gotta remember that you have to read this ''on top of the aforementioned rulebook''. Since there are several armies, a comprehensive set of rules that would include every single army and their own rules would be big enough to serve as a tank trap.
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
** Rulebooks played this straight until the 7th edition rules. Prior editions were a single book that contained the rules, extensive fluff about the game's setting, and guides for model building and painting and related materials, and were comparable to the ''Warhammer'' rulebook cited above in size. With 7th edition, the rules are now their own book that is about a third the size of previous editions, packaged as part of a box set with separate books for the fluff and a showcase of models.
** Got to near comical heights with the Tyranids in 7th edition. To just play a Tyranid army with Citadel miniatures (and thus no Forge World) you'll need: The core rulebook, the Tyranid Codex, three different E-books (Rising Leviathan series), the Shield of Baal: Exterminatus campaign book, two different Tyranid Erratas, and a copy of the special units from Deathstorm campaign box. If you do want to play with forge world, prepare to lug around Imperial Armor: The Anphelion Project and the Escalation expansion book as well.
** Hilariously inverted with the Imperial Knights codex. While the codex itself is pretty thick, the Renegade Knights box revealed that they could have condensed all of the rules for the Knights onto one page (the Renegade Knight datasheet can literally make all the knight variants in the Imperial Knights codex) and the formations could have taken up, at most, three more pages.
* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign setting ''TabletopGame/{{Ptolus}}'' by Monte Cook is a monstrosity of almost seven hundred pages -- over if you include the CD of extra material -- that describes a single city in meticulous detail. And if anyone wants to [[OffTheRails leave the city]], the book makes for a [[ImprovisedWeapon handy bludgeoning weapon]], too.
* Similarly [[http://www.worldslargestdungeon.com/ "The World's Largest Dungeon,"]] an 800-page ''Dungeons and Dragons'' adventure which details [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a very large dungeon]] apparently containing enough content to [[CharacterLevel level up]] the characters from 1 to 20 -- in other words, an adventurer's career, from birth to death. Parodied in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' as ''Biggest Damn Dungeon Ever'', which was just a huge listing of monster encounters. The map of the dungeon takes up 16 full sized posters; when put in their 4x4 layout, the [[http://www.worldslargestdungeon.com/aeg_worldslargestdungeon.pdf resulting mega-map]] is about 10 feet tall. Most normal D&D dungeons can be fit on a few sheets of standard 8x10 paper.
* ''TabletopGame/HeroSystem'':
** The 5th edition rulebook is about 600 pages long. It could stop several bullets when it was shot by HERO games staffers, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3Wmj46S5qo as seen here.]] Though, possibly in response to concerns that the massive Doorstopper book was intimidating and physically suggestive of the tabletop equivalent of a ContinuityLockout, HERO Games put out a smaller version called "Sidekick". It's the HERO rulebook in bare-bones format, marketed for something like a quarter of the price of its big brother. This can be summed up by a quote from the comments:
--->"New headline: Gamer survives shooting by using two tabletop gaming rulebooks as shield."
** The new sixth edition of ''HERO'' is out, it's 2/3rds bigger than the previous version and is split across two volumes.
* The two most infamous boardgame "rulebooks suitable for scaring people" (or beating them upside the head) would probably be the ones for the wargames ''Advanced Squad Leader'' and ''TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles''. Both are capable of filling a large 3-ring binder to bursting. The most recent edition of ''SFB'' caries the barely unofficial nickname of "Doomsday". When a new edition was mooted one former champion wrote a [[FilkSong satirical ode]] to it after Poe's "Literature/TheRaven". Several stanzas described the proposed rulebook as resting on (and breaking) a forklift pallet. It hit very close to the truth. ''Advanced Squad Leader'' fills ''two'' 3-ring binders. In the case of ''Star Fleet Battles'' at least, the length of the latest edition is due entirely to the designers exploring every possible interaction. It's quite possible to play using less than half the rules (even less if you cut out fighters and carriers.) At the other end, if you pile up everything that can reasonably be called a rule or part of a rule within the definition used within ''SFB'', you can easily get a stack of stuff over a foot thick. (The definition is such that all the scenarios, ship descriptions, ship forms, racial background information, and pretty much everything else in the game constitutes a rule or rule component. Even things like the playtesting credits come under the heading of rules.)
* One commentator on RPG.net made a remark to the effect that the learning curve of the RPG ''TabletopGame/BurningEmpires'' takes a sharp upward turn around page 400. [[DeadpanSnarker Another poster]] pointed out that this sums up quite succinctly why he doesn't play the game.
* While not as monstrous as some, the ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} Role Playing Game: Core Rulebook'', clocking in at 575 pages, excluding end papers and promotional blurbs, makes good defensive weapon in time of need. This is because it covers what equals to D&D 3.5 ''Player's Handbook'' AND ''Dungeon Master's Guide'' (each sitting at 300 some pages) AND how to convert stuff from those and ''Monster Manuals''.
* ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'', in addition to being generally considered the worst roleplaying game ever written, checks in at over 900 pages. '''900 pages''' of unplayable rules designed to "realistically" simulate rape as a combat action and tables to randomly determine a character's [[MemeticMutation anal circumference]].
* The 4th edition ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Basic Set'' consists of 580 pages split between two volumes. ''GURPS'' doesn't have a setting so that's nothing but game stats. As a joke [=SJGames=] managed to reduce the system down to a single page. To be fair, like some of the other entries here, the Basic Set covers every interaction the authors could conceive of; rules and modifiers for mounted combat, magic of all sorts, pressure/temperature changes, poisons and diseases, drowning, and [[GrapplingWithGrapplingRules grappling]] and fatigue. You could probably cut out a healthy number of pages by simply not using <insert rules here>, and ''[[http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/Lite/ GURPS Lite]]'' is 32 pages of the core rules.
* The comprehensive errata to ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', since it has to cover every interaction, loophole, and so forth. For [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters thousands of cards]]. It ''has'' to be huge, for [[LoopholeAbuse keeping up with the devious minds of tournament gamers]].
** The rules for the "banding" and "bands with other" abilities have this in spades.
** A lot of individual cards could qualify, in their original rulings. Some early ones, such as [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=159135 Oubliette]], had to be printed in a smaller font. More recently, the necessary text is smaller (the way of phrasing rules text has been standardized and streamlined), but they add reminder text, which explains things known to anyone who has even taken a cursory look at the rules.
** Certain cards allow you to win when your deck has ''over'' a certain number of cards (almost always in the hundreds) when they're played. As your deck (called library) is suppose to look like a book (with the back of the cards as the book's "cover") this gives the implication that you are willing for merely ''having'' a doorstopper.
* Cubicle 7's ''Starblazer Adventures'' clocks in at 629 pages (plus a few extra for ads at the back). The forthcoming second edition will be split into two books.
** This is curiously somewhat common for Fate system rulebooks -- even ''TabletopGame/SpiritOfTheCentury'', admittedly printed in a smaller paperback format, works out to just over 400 pages ''plus'' index and ads in the back. This isn't because the system itself is horribly complex, though (a modern lightweight "introductory" incarnation, ''Fate Accelerated Edition'', manages to cram all the key core rules, some advice for both players and {{game master}}, four example characters plus a blank sheet to copy for your own, and its share of illustrations all into a handy 50-page brochure without feeling forced in the slightest); rather, it seems to be that especially in the earlier days many designers couldn't resist the temptation to ''expand'' on it with long shopping lists of gear, example stunts, add-on rules for special cases that might just come in handy...
* EN World's ''War of the Burning Sky'' campaign path (Edition 3.5) is 708 pages and is heavy enough to use as a weapon.
* ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' in the newest 4.1 edition has several books for the rules, four to be precise with over 300 pages each. That's just the rules, admittedly with much of the setting in them. Stuff like bestiary, spells, rituals, weapons and armor have four other books, each over 300 pages. The sourcebooks for the setting (all the regions on the continent, with geography, cultures, religions, races, food, clothing, ...) have at least 250 pages, all 13 of them. Then there are some others, for things like gamemastering, dungeons, oceans, organisations, buildings, trade, city life and so on, eight more books with at least 250 pages. Add to that the 186 "normal" adventures, the 50 or so other adventures (beginners, promotion and such), over 150 issues of the periodical since 1985, the other continent with around 9 books for rules and setting, 13 adventures, the 136 novels and the new continent they'll be releasing in the future.
* Frog God Games' ''The Slumbering Tsar'' saga, sold in one volume, comes in at just under 1000 pages. This includes no rules, as the saga is released for the ''Pathfinder'' ruleset. A typical Adventure Path for ''Pathfinder'' lasts months, brings characters to the pinnacle of power, and might have 350-400 pages of crunch in its six volumes. (The rest is fluff and ads.) This is 954 pages of crunch and some pages to write the obits of all the [[KillerGM dead characters]].
* ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine'' comes in at 578 pages. However, it's nothing compared to the pre-formatting version released to kickstarter backers, which would weigh in at a cool 1093 A4 pages if it was printed. (One or two backers did, usually those in possession of extremely large binders.)
* The rise of the internet in general and the PDF revolution in particular has produced a trend towards increased size in RPG books. PDF means you only need to worry about the size of physical copies if you want to, because a fair whack of gamers will be used to using laptops and E-readers. Another online utility, Kickstarter, has led to a lot of games having "extra content" stretch goals; Onyx Path, who handle White Wolf's tabletopgames, are particularly enthusiastic about this, with ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension 20th Anniversary Edition'' weighing in at a hefty 700 pages, the ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} Third Edition'' backer pdf at 659.

* ''Financial Accounting'' by Warren et al., 888 pages. ''Intermediate Accounting'' by Kieso et al., 800 pages. ''Cost Accounting'' by Horngren et al., 896 pages. ''Advanced Accounting'' by Beams et al., 864 pages.
* FORTRAN manuals, one assumes, should simply be left atop the VAX while the forklift moves it.
* ''Any'' college textbook about computers is a Doorstopper. According to Amazon.com Deitel & Deitel's ''How to program in C/C++ and Java'' is 1,504 and 1,500 pages respectively. The C# version is 1600 pages.
** So true. The "Cormen" calls itself an ''introduction'' to algorithms and has 1000 and some pages. Any more than an introduction, and it would be NP-complete.
* The ISO C++ language ''specification'' - not how to ''use'' C++, just defining what it is - weighs in at over 1300 pages. ANSI Common Lisp's specification is even longer.[[note]]Amusingly, the other popular flavour of Lisp, "Scheme", is specified in only 50 pages, much of which is repetition.[[/note]]
* Not just computing, but natural sciences as well. ''Gravitation'' by Misner, Thorne and Wheeler is ''the'' definitive textbook on general relativity, which means it's over 1200 pages and heavy enough to itself generate one of the black holes discussed in chapter 33.
** ''Molecular Biology of the Cell'' by Horton ''et al'' is a ''non''-definitive textbook of biochemistry and cell physiology, which clocks in at well over 1400 pages -- and that's without counting the lengthy table of contents and appendix. ''Gray's Anatomy'' (that's ''Gr'''a'''y's'', not ''[[Series/GreysAnatomy Grey's]]'') is apparently even longer...
*** ''Molecular Biology of the Cell, Third Edition'' by Alberts ''et al'' (degree-level biology textbooks aren't renowned for their title originality, it seems) clocks in at 1294 numbered pages, plus 64 pages of glossaries and indexes [[note]]The textbook (6th ed.) is now 1601 pages, not counting the indexes and glossaries[[/note]].
*** ''Biochemistry, Fifth Edition'' by Berg, Tymoczko and Stryer deserves an honourable mention for its 900+ numbered pages, not counting the glossary and preface (which contains no less than 6 versions of the contents), consisting almost entirely of waffle like "phosphorylase kinase phosphorylates phosphorylase", and being recommended to freshman biochemistry students.
*** ''Gray's Anatomy: 40th edition'' goes for 1576 pages.
** ''Biology 2nd Edition'' by Knox, Ladiges, Evans and Saint.
** ''Biology, 8th Edition'' by Neil Campbell and Jane Reece, which is a definitive textbook of sorts, has 1393 numbered pages and is a pain to lug around. Humorously, a diagram explaining [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_blot Western Blotting]] uses the textbook itself as an example of a heavy weight that would be needed for the process.
** The ''Calculus: Early Transcendentals'' collection by James Stewart clocks in at a whopping one thousand, one hundred and sixty-eight pages, PLUS over two hundred pages of appendixes. Yeah. Damn thing almost broke my back lugging it to three years of calc classes.
** ''Table of Integrals, Series and Products'' by Gradshteyn and Rhyzik. Not so much of a textbook, but an excellent reference. Over 1200 pages of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin integration tables]]. Seems that one can buy it as a CD-ROM those days, but where's the beauty in that?
** There must be tons of books like these which became obsolete by the computer - ''The 3j and 6j symbols'' is a random example currently dangerously bending the shelf of this troper (498 pages, but laaarge format). His FORTRAN program does the same in 100 code lines. Buy any symbolic algebra package, and chances are good it's an inbuilt function.
** ''Theoretical Physics'' by Lev Landau, Evgeny Lifshitz ''et al'' is (despite its several flaws) ''the'' definitive textbook outlining ''all'' areas of modern physics and unsurprisingly clocks itself at whopping '''TEN VOLUMES''', 500+ pages each of pure undiluted humanities student's horror. The authors supposed that the readers know enough math to drop some rather nontrivial derivations as "obvious"[[note]]There is an anecdote where Landau, having lost the 20-pages long draft of one particularly tricky derivation, didn't want to do it again, so he just offered to other co-authors to drop it at all as "obvious". They accepted. On a more serious note, the math level required from the reader of the more advanced chapters is ''extremely'' high.[[/note]], or its page count could've easily topped [[OverNineThousand 10000]] (it's 5581 pages in the most recent version). Though just as it is, even ''one'' volume would be enough to kill a man, and there were apocryphal reports of a student chasing off muggers with a bag of three volumes.
** ''[[UsefulNotes/RichardFeynman The Feynman Lectures on Physics]]''. Even split into three volumes (plus an additional fourth commentary volume) it's a hefty beast. Each book is over 12 inches tall and collectively they are three inches thick.
** The published output of Roger Penrose, the English physicist and mathematician, is notable in this regard. ''The Emperor's New Mind'' is 602 pages; ''Shadows of the Mind'', on broadly the same subject as ''TENM'' but written ''after he'd changed his opinion'', is a relatively lightweight 457 pages. These are popular science books and not textbooks! His ''chef-d'oeuvre'' though is the massive ''The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide To The Laws of the Universe'', straddling the middle ground between popular science and legitimate textbook, weighing in at a meaty 1094 pages.
** ''Physics for Scientists and Engineers'' by Jewett and Serway is required literature at some universities' Physics studies. First-year students thinking they were finally free from carrying around heavy bags full of bookwork like in high school generally end up disappointed.
** In chemistry/engineering, the CRC handbooks. Or the Beilstein. Or the Gmelin. God bless interactive [=DVDs=].
** Taking the cake in pure mathematics is the popular ''A Comprehensive Introduction to Differential Geometry'', by Michael Spivak. How comprehensive is it? Well, the text comprises five volumes and no fewer than 2300 pages, if that's any indication.[[note]]The vast majority of the essential content for mathematicians and physicists is contained in the first two volumes (mostly the first, in fact), with non-essential material ranging from the historical treatment of curvature to the technical realm of [=PDEs=] to a whole volume on surfaces alone.[[/note]]
* Law school casebooks are wonderfully heavy. For example, Cohen, Varat and Amar's ''Constitutional Law, Cases & Materials'', 13th Edition, weighs in at a hearty '''2076''' pages. And people think that the US Constitution is simple...
** And law school text books are as nothing when compared to practitioner handbooks. For example, the Butterworths (English) Company Law Handbook (24th edition 2010) weighs in at 3,733 pages in a single volume. There is also the, possibly apocryphal, story about a tax partner at one of the major City law firms who [[ThrowTheBookAtThem concussed a junior]] who was irritating him by speaking on the phone with a well aimed copy of ''Simon's Tax Intelligence''.
* ''The Control Handbook'', a book on control theory/systems engineering, has '''1566''' pages (according to Amazon). Now THAT's a handbook!
** For that record, many engineering books. Go to the library of any nearby university and see it for yourself.
* ''The Art of Computer Programming'' by Knuth. You can actually stop two doors with it, because it comes in three volumes and naturally you can only read one at a time. And it's ''not done yet''! Knuth plotted out seven volumes, of which Volume 4 had to be divided in three (and is only available in five very preliminary "fascicles"). It would be nothing short of a miracle if Knuth lived to finish it ([[CrazyPrepared though he has sketched out what he hasn't covered yet]]).
** Covers of the third edition of Volume 1 quote Bill Gates as saying, "If you think you're a really good programmer... read (Knuth's) Art of Computer Programming... You should definitely send me a resume if you can read the whole thing." (a quote from TheOtherWiki). Lore has it that Steve Jobs [[BadassBoast claimed to have done just this]] in 1983 when Knuth was invited to give a lecture to the Mac team; Knuth's response was something like "I seriously doubt that."
** One of the numerous projects that has delayed the volumes later than 3 is the [=TeX=] typesetting system and documentation (about 1978 to 1989). The documentation by Knuth runs to five volumes and 2598 pages (and can be purchased in a slipcase if you wish). This isn't quite as bad as it sounds. Only two volumes (and 844 pages) are the documentation itself. Two more volumes (and 1166 pages) are the sourcecode for the system provided by Knuth (without the gigabytes of extensions and macros that have been developed since). The final volume (588 pages) is the formal definitions of approximately 500 character glyphs (the actual symbols used to print things) in the system's internal character description system. (Note that he's taking more than one page, on average, to describe each character.)
* Philosophy texts vary, but one thing you can be sure of is that if it's Kant, it's going to take some slogging. The ''Critique of Pure Reason'' sticks out in particular, mostly because several years after the first edition was published, Kant decided it needed to be rewritten and spent the next decade doing so. (Fortunately he died shortly thereafter or he might have redone it again.) Since there's enormous controversy over which version is better/clearer, some thoughtful publishers have put both the A and B versions in one volume, though some ''German'' philosophers claim it is much clearer to read the English translation. Fortunately, not all Kant's books were long. The ''Prolegomena'', ''Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals'' and ''Critique of Practical Reason'' run under 200 pages each. Doesn't mean you can finish them on a plane ride, though (except the ''Groundwork'', where you'd have a shot).
* Scott Mueller's ''Upgrading and Repairing [=PCs=]'', currently in its 20th edition, and weighing in at 1104 pages. Not quite a textbook, but a damn fine reference. The 18th edition was even bigger at 1584 pages.
** The DVD including video and back editions. Someone, somewhere, is going to need a Baby AT system fixed. And looking up some details of the mindboggling prehistoric evil buried deep within even the newest chipsets...
* There are two ways to get ''Jansen's History of Art'': as one large volume or two smaller ones. The singular one weighs [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCustomaryMeasurements twelve pounds]].
** This art historian found Gardner's History of Art 9th Edition to be a particularly useful device for perfectly flattening drawings.
* The GameBreaker is Flight Attendant Manuals. One airline had a manual that spanned SIX of those massive binders that are about four inches across the spine. The airline considered it ''one'' book, and did possess in the company library multiple copies that were bound like your more traditional book. This airline flew Fokker F-100s and F-50s - a small, 100-seat jet and Prop plane, respectively. Manuals for companies flying larger jets, and more than one model of jet? You don't even want to know.
* Harold [=McGee's=] ''On Food and Cooking'' is a seminal work on the entire science of comestibles, from garlic to creme brulee. Its goal is to teach people things they didn't know about food. It manages... and manages to be damned heavy at that.
* ''Reclaiming History'' by Vincent Bugliosi. This painstakingly comprehensive 1,600+ page book on all aspects of the [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy JFK]] [[WhoShotJFK assassination]] contains a detailed account of the events of those four days, a biography of Lee Harvey Oswald, and 1,000 more pages analyzing every angle and debunking every possible conspiracy theory. There's even an included CD with 1,000 pages worth of endnotes.
* The single-volume ''abridged'' edition of Sir James George Frazier's anthropological work ''The Golden Bough'' is over 800 pages. The first edition was two volumes and the third edition was 12 volumes.
* The Culinary Institute of America's ''The Professional Chef, 8th edition'' clocks in at 1215 pages. And it's not the shape of a regular book, either. It's aprox. 9" by 11". It has been described by friends as "Epic."
* This is hardly unusual for cookbooks -- Escoffier's ''Le guide culinaire'' clocks in at 940 pages in the original French only because of Escoffier's highly concise and modular recipe-writing style, and most editions of ''The Joy of Cooking'' vaguely resemble bibles in their thin paper and dense layout. And Phaidon, an art publisher with a successful sideline in cookbooks, has a habit of publishing doorstop cookbooks as well -- as an example, the book ''1080 recetas de cocina'' in the original Spanish is almost pocket-sized, but the English edition, embellished with much photography and some awesome crayon art, is a thundering doorstop with three bookmark ribbons bound into the spine. (And let's not even get into Julia Child's monsterpiece ''The Way To Cook'' -- not especially thick, no, but printed on very heavy paper and enough to break a table.)
* ''The History of the Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire'' by Edward Gibbon is an intimidating 3000 pages. The Penguin Classics paperback edition is three doorstop size volumes. (Legend has it that when Gibbon presented a copy to King George III, the monarch groaned "Another damn, thick, square book! Always scribble, scribble, scribble, eh, Mr. Gibbon?")
* ''Windows Server 2008 Unleashed!'' is over 1600 pages long.
* ''The New Penguin History of the World'' is over 1200 pages long.
* The source code for most software would qualify as Doorstoppers. It's not uncommon for the source code to take up several Megabytes (a typical paperback novel 3cm thick takes up around 300-400KB). For something really complex, such as Linux, you're looking at several ''hundred'' megabytes for the source code.
** The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel Linux kernel]], the engine which drives a Linux operating system, is only 58MB zipped up, and roughly 11 million lines of code. Extrapolation would put it, then, at somewhere around 200-220 thousand pages, and equivalent to a paperback 4.5-5.8 meters thick.
* A comprehensive manual for MS-DOS 5 was about two inches thick and printed in fine text. While not as impressive as some of the above examples, it's sufficient to do some serious damage.
* Not exactly a textbook, but the Examination Regulations at {{Oxbridge}}, which at both Oxford and Cambridge are provided to all students, run to around 800 pages. As each subject has a much shorter handbook with only the relevant information, and it's all online anyway, the only use for the single volume is that it's the perfect size for jamming in a door-hinge to hold the door wide open. At some colleges its Bible-thin paper is also useful for lighting gas stoves. Some particularly stingy students have been known to try rolling cigarettes with it, to not much effect. Before a serious pruning in the early Nineties the Oxford University statutes were said to be so long and so heavily amended (over 800 years) that nobody had ever read the lot, largely because much of the corpus referred to long-lost earlier bits.
* Alfred Whitehead and Bernard Russell set out in their ''Principia Mathematica'' to reinvent the entirety of mathematics from the most basic theorems and first principles. 4 years, 3 volumes, 2000+ pages of the densest symbolic logic notation ever put to paper, and a revised edition later, the authors ended the project prematurely due to "mental exhaustion".
** When they said they were reinventing mathematics from "the basics", they weren't kidding. The proof that 1+1=2 comes no earlier than page 362.
** And after all that, Kurt Gödel [[LogicBomb proved that it was impossible for their work to be both consistent and complete]].
* Chemistry textbooks in general. The "Bible" of inorganic chemistry in German from Holleman + Wieberg is ~1500 pages in 10pt text with even smaller footnotes, that are sometimes over half a page long. Impossible to hold and read.
* The third edition of Mark Lutz's ''Programming Python'' is 1552 pages long. Somewhat excused because it covers many applications of Python (system tools, [=GUIs=], client-side internet applications, server-side internet applications, databases, data structures, language processing, integrating into C), but still. Tape it shut, put a handle on it and it becomes a sledgehammer.
* The definitive work on quality assurance/quality control, ''Juran's Quality Handbook'' (5th ed.) is 1699 pages long. The eBook edition (PDF format) is around 20 MB. All editions are similarly-sized. A handbook for Sasquatch, perhaps...
* The eighth edition of ''A History of World Societies'' has 1089 pages.
* ''Machinery's Handbook'' is a one-stop volume for all things mechanical. Extremely common for almost any tradesman to have around, it will even show you how to estimate the volume of a pile of dirt. The 27th Edition clocks in at 2587 pages, with another 100 pages of index. The "Pocket Version" is a 4 inch thick monster that is sometimes sold with an attached magnifier to read the text.
* The 1941 Edition "Machinist's and Tool Maker's Handy Book" runs to about 1700 pages, including a 350 page primer on mathematics (from basic arithmetic to moderately-advanced calculus), physics, and engineering design principles. It's technical school in a book, and a thorough one to boot.
* While not traditionally used as a textbook, "America" by Tindal and Shi (the sixth edition) is a narrative history of America that starts at the landing of the first colonists and continues until the beginning of Bush's presidency and the Second Gulf War. Excluding index, glossary, etc., the book clocks in at over 1500 pages.
* The [[http://www.ece.udel.edu/~mills/gallery/pic/ibm67d.jpg Systems Reference Library]] for the IBM 67 mainframe is taller than it is wide. (From [[http://www.ece.udel.edu/~mills/gallery/gallery8.html here]].)
* When Boeing entered the 747 into the competition for Heavy Logistics System (better known as the C-5 Galaxy), they provided ''150 cardboard boxes full of documentation''. The engineering summary alone was thicker than a New York City phonebook. And they didn't even win.
* [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker German philosopher]] Oswald Spengler's book about philosophy, history and many other topics ''Literature/TheDeclineOfTheWest'' has more than 1000 pages, in small print.
* The [[http://www.amazon.com/International-Statistical-Classification-Diseases-Problems/dp/9241547669/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296612571&sr=1-8 complete revised ICD-10]] comes to 1400 pages in length, including two hundred pages of instructions. For quick look up you might want to buy the index, which comes as a separate '''nine hundred''' page volume.
* Studying Shakespeare? You'll probably use the sixth edition of ''The Complete Shakespeare'' or the second edition of ''The Riverside Shakespeare'', both of which cover over 2000 pages.
* ''United States History'' by Pearson Education is 1264 pages long, not including the Table of Contents (31 pages) and the weird-ass "Skills Handbook" (32 pages). So in actuality, the textbook is 1327 pages long.
* Will Durant's series, The Story of Civilization. 11 books, each of them a doorstopper in their own right, with a couple of them being more than 1000 pages. The series as a whole is 10000 pages, and ''four million words''. Durant wanted to cover up to the early 20th century, but he and his wife were only able to finish up to the Age of Napoleon.
* A complete index for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewey_decimal_system Dewey decimal]] library classification system takes up four thick volumes in its unabridged edition. Then again, it tells you how to symbolize every single little thing that human beings could possibly write about.
* Another "not technically a textbook": ''Windows 8 All-in-one for Dummies'' clocks in at not much under 1100 pages. Measuring 9.5 inches high, 7.5 inches wide, and 2 inches thick, it weighs 4 pounds. Considering Windows 8 is frequently found on tablet and laptop computers, the guide for the operating system often outweighs the devices the operating system is used on.
* ''[[http://www.amazon.es/Gu%C3%ADa-Del-Firmamento-Fuera-colecci%C3%B3n/dp/8432142840 Guía del Firmamento]]'' by José Luis Comellas. Not a textbook ''per se'', but practically a Bible to observe the sky for amateur astronomers that clocks at 776 pages and includes a long appendix listing ''all'' the deep-sky objects, that (supposedly) can be seen from ''just'' the Northern Hemisphere[[note]]The author expresses there his desire of writing another guide for the Southern Hemisphere, but did not come to fruition[[/note]] with a 3-inch telescope[[note]]A very small one, just to clarify for people not initiated in astronomy[[/note]]. The earliest editions not only had hardcovers but also were printed with a larger paper size, and could crush a small dog if thrown from enough height.
* ''Fundamentals of Physics'' by Halliday, Resnick and Walker. The extended edition runs to 1448 pages, but what makes this even more doorstoppery is the fact that the page area is larger than an A4 sheet. The book's total weight is close to 3kg.

* The Ultimate Millenium Falcon set by ''Toys/{{Lego}}'' featured a 500-page ring-bound instruction manual that weighed four pounds.
** The set itself contained 5219 pieces and retailed for 500 US dollars.
** Instruction booklets for modern Lego sets seem longer in general. Compare, for example, SPII set #6984 (1992) with SPIII set #5984 (2010). Both have the same number of figurines, and about the same number of pieces, yet the instruction manual of the former set is 20 pages long while the latter has a 76-page manual, of which some pages are advertising.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The strategy guide for the Game of the Year Edition of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''. It's practically the size of a family bible, and can easily be used as a weapon. This is because it contains every single one of the hundreds of miscellaneous quests, as well as numerous areas that have nothing to do with any quests but are aesthetically interesting or just plain weird, in detail.
** ''Morrowind'' itself features over 1500 pages of text in its [[InGameNovel readable books]]. Arguably also applies to ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', which recycled most of this material while adding a (comparatively) small amount.
*** Someone printed all the books found in ''Oblivion'' and [[http://i.imgur.com/ce1dE.jpg bound them all in a single Doorstopper.]]
** The revised and expanded Prima Game guide for ''Skyrim'' is 864 pages (the standard guide clocks in at 655 pages) and that doesn't even cover its DLC.
*** The final Legendary Edition Guide for Skyrim contains even more than that with 1120 pages.
* In contrast to western Player's Guides, which resemble thick magazines, Japanese Player's Guides are usually about the size of a paperback novel. This small print format, combined with a general Japanese fondness for elaborate charts and statistics means that a Japanese guide to any game more complicated than ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper'' will often weigh in at over 500 pages. If the game's an RPG, it's not uncommon for the guide to be 800-900 pages, or spread across multiple volumes.
* Mark Minasi's ''Secrets of the WingCommander Universe'', a lavishly illustrated 450 page guide to the entire Wing Commander saga through 1993 (Wing Commander, [[ExpansionPack Secret Missions I and II]], Wing Commander II, Special Operations I and II, Wing Commander Academy (the mission simulator video game, not the cartoon) and Wing Commander Privateer, but not Righteous Fire, or any of the games from Wing Commander Armada on) is a tremendous, sprawling love letter to the game complete with painstakingly hand-rendered pictures of every ship that can be flown, protected, or fought in the first half of the saga. It's something to behold, and a treasured part of many Wing Commander fans' collections.
* The Instruction Manual for SidMeier's ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV'' gets an honourable mention for being thicker than most normal game boxes. Hence the reason it's kept as a file on the game disc.
** Even ''Civilization II: Multiplayer Gold Edition'' had an instruction manual at least as long as ''{{Hamlet}}'' - comprehensively covering how to install the game, play the tutorial, play the game without the tutorial, play multiplayer, and ''sub-guides to all of the scenarios''.
* Consider the sheer amount of text that goes into something like ''Franchise/MassEffect'' or ''Franchise/DragonAge''. Then consider how much of a typical novel is dialogue and how much is description. Given the amount of SceneryPorn in such places as the Collector base and the Deep Roads, both of those games qualify.
** And when you take into account both these games have VERY extensive codexes...
** And the information entries for EVERY single planet in the ''Mass Effect'' games...
* Creator/BioWare is largely known for having script-heavy games, but their {{MMORPG}} ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' is stated to have more written (and ''voiced'') dialog than the entire run of ''Series/TheSopranos''. That's one huge script.
* The script for ''Videogame/BeyondTwoSouls'' is 2000 pages long.
* ''Falcon 4.0'''s 350-page three ring binder of a manual.
** Common in other study sims of the era. Sadly [[AvertedTrope averted]] with ''Falcon 4.0: [[UpdatedRerelease Allied Force]]'' and many other modern simulations like ''DCS: Black Shark'', as the manuals are in PDF form... but those PDF manuals are AT LEAST 700 pages each! ''Black Shark'' 's manual can be ordered in print form for an extra $30, which is roughly what the sim itself costs in many places!
* Bizarrely, the official guide to ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' is, well, the size of a small phone book. A game guide. Goes to show just how much is packed in that game.
* This fate also befalls most of the other game guides produced by publisher Doublejump Books, possibly because they have a habit of making guides for games with tons of data. After thoroughly "mining" the games for every formula and bit of data therein. They actually [[LampshadeHanging call the stats-bearing sections of their guides "The Data Mines"]]. Doublejump's books are also a smaller form factor than normal, sized to fit on top of the game's DVD case without any spillover to the sides, which adds to the page count immensely.
* The hardbacked ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' strategy guide is an absurdity in terms of size. Even with all optional missions, the game just isn't that long, even if it can be very varied. Even so, over 300 pages for any game is a lot.
** The [[UpdatedRerelease Game of the Year]] strategy guide (which also covers the DownloadableContent) clocks in at 752 pages.
** Similarly, ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''' strategy guides (especially the one for the Ultimate Edition) are very big. Even longer than war and peace.
* The manual for ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' is described by [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] as "thick enough to beat goats to death with." It is roughly a cm thick, mostly due to a partial walkthough.
* The old ''Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego?'' game shipped with a full ''desk encyclopaedia'' which served double duty as the lynchpin of the game's CopyProtection.
* The manual for ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', a 300+-page comb-bound affair, is essentially a reprint of the 2nd Edition [=AD&D=] Player's Handbook.
* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' contains 800,000 words. Not the guide. The game itself. You might not be able to stop a door with only 4 [=CDs=], but damnit; the game's longer than ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' and reads like a Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure book; it deserves an honourable mention ''at least.''
* The guide to ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' is advertised as "a 400 page monster."
* ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Platinum]]'''s official strategy guide is 624 pages.
** The ''Platinum'' guide does include the full Pokedex; most of its length comes from it. ''Diamond'' and ''Pearl'''s guides were split into two books with mostly the walkthrough of the the game in one and the Pokedex and other additional info in the other.
*** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' and its sequels split their guides into two books as well, with the first consisting of the main walkthrough of the game and the second featuring the Pokedex, additional information, and post-game activities.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers of Sky'''s strategy guide is about as thick as an average ''phone book''.
** Even older than this, a complete first generation guide book in [[NoExportForYou Japan]] dubbed ''The Pokémon Encyclopedia'', is about 700 pages long. 300 is for the Pokédex alone.
* There's a ''PSX Gamer's Guide'' which is a generally not-very-detailed walkthrough for a plethora of different [=PS1=] games. The guide has 688 pages and 270 games covered, though, so you can't say it doesn't have that going for it.
* The manual for ''VideoGame/MasterOfMagic'' was 154 pages, complete with 40 pages of appendices, and took up most of a large box. The official ''strategy guide'' was another 478 pages of detailed tables and descriptions of every spell, race, unit, building, status, combat action, and their interactions, plus an errata listing (some of which were fixed in later patches).
* Creator/SquareEnix's ''Ultimania'' for the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series (as well their other [=RPGs=] like ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'') are known for having a BOATLOAD of details that range from interviews, concept art, game stats, and strategies.
** Sometimes, they'll include [[AllThereInTheManual incredibly important plot/world/character details]] that settle huge fandom debates or explain major plot holes. [[NoExportForYou And they're never released outside of Japan.]] Everyone else has to rely on translators and scans.
** Speaking of, the manual for ''Dragon Warrior 3'' (the US release of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIII'') is about the size of a small book, with a little over 100 pages. This is because the manual spends 15 pages on the game mechanics, and the rest of the book on a ''complete, spoileriffic walkthrough'', up to and ''including'' the plot twist and TrueFinalBoss. ''ALL'' of the secrets as well.
* Working Designs published a strategy guide for their localization of ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad 1 & 2''. It is 572 pages long, hardcover, and comes with 2 bookmark tassels, a reversible book-jacket, 3 sheets of stickers, interviews with the games' creators, and a (long since expired) poster offer. It does not however offer any info whatsoever on ''Arc Arena'' which uses the save data from ''Arc the Lad 2'', nor any info on ''Arc the Lad 3'', both of which were sold alongside ''Arc 1'' & ''2'' in ''Arc the Lad Collection''.
* The encyclopedia for ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''Hyrule Historia'', is also preposterously large, spanning 247 pages at an [=A4=] size with hardback cover. As such, it's also very heavy.
* The deluxe version of ''VideoGame/DangerousWaters'' comes with a 570-page monster of a manual[[note]]The non-deluxe version just has the manual as a .pdf file[[/note]], and unless you're already an expert you'll ''need'' it, for the game is a highly realistic, hardcore naval battle simulator.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'', and its over all Kiseki franchise rival several visual novels for sheer length. Individually not too crazy, FC clocks in over 416000 words. It's sequel SC however turns up the dial to 740000, and that's not putting their lengths together, if that were done, it would outpace the Mass Effect trilogy. That's not including the Third which is smaller than the first two, but still a respectable 260000. Putting in the related ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' and its sequel, it would go head on with Dragon Age in sheer length and meticulous WorldBuilding. No wonder why it's so difficult to translate.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* The play time for ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is usually put at about three full days, so at least seventy hours of straight play time. And that's skipping scenes that occur in the multiple routes. In English, the total word count clocks in at a bit over a million words, counting all 3 routes.
** The sequel, ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'', is also notoriously long. While the main story is straightforward enough, there are an awful lot of bonus scenes and similar things.
* Which is outdone by ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', which can take several ''hundred'' hours to complete fully.
* Itself outdone by ''VisualNovel/{{Rewrite}}'', which is currently Key Visual Arts' longest one ever, beating even ''Clannad'' and ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters''.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' clocks at around a 6 MB text file for all Episodes -- compare ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' which is around 3.2 MB worth of text. On the upside, the novel is pretty linear until the eighth Episode.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' is by itself over 750 pages long, and the omnibus edition adds many pages of extras making it 800 large and rather thick pages. The author says in one of her notes the irony of having produced this book while disliking {{Doorstopper}} fantasy novels.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is over 800,000 words long as of August 2015, which makes it longer than ''Literature/LesMiserables''. [[http://readmspa.org/stats/ Here are some helpful stats.]] As another estimate, ''Homestuck Book One'' is 162 book-pages, and encompasses Act 1 (which is 247 web-pages). If all of ''Homestuck'', which is approx. 7600 web-pages and still ongoing, was converted into a book, it would be ca. ''5000 book-pages.''As noted below, there are also several in-universe examples.
* The ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' [[WebcomicPrintCollection books]] aren't that long with less than 300 pages each. But the paper quality is so good that they're freakin' heavy.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The Phase stories of the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. "Ayla and the Tests" is longer than six out of seven Harry Potter books.
* If the entirety of the ''Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers'' [=RPs=] were to be printed out, it would take 400 pages to print out the second one and ''over 900'' pages to print the final one.
* Blog/TheHalfWorld [=MSTs=] were counted to be at ca. 200,000 words only after one year, which meant it was updating faster than ''Homestuck''. However, he has both taken down many of these early [=MSTs=] ''and'' slowed down production of new ones.
* ''[[http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2581873/1/Koukon_Bridge Koukon Bridge]]'', which would have been completely ordinary [[WebSerialNovel FictionPress]] material were it not the fact that it's over ''two million words long'' and still unfinished. It hasn't updated since 2014, however.
* Similar to the FanfictionDotNet example above, Website/WritingDotCom hosts many works (fanfiction, interactive, or original stories) that quickly amass 1000 chapters or more. Some have several thousand chapters and are less than 1 year old!
* The entire archive of ''Literature/MetamorKeep'' will be a ''huge'' one.
* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' administration once required new members to read all the SCP and Tale pages (each getting to typical short story length at the longest) aside from the site etiquette and how-to essays. After the number of SCP and Tale pages started reaching into the thousands, however, this policy changed to having members read enough pages (preferably including the highest rated [=SCP=]s) to get a good feel for the wiki. [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-1046415/yet-another-statistics-thread Statistics from October 2015]] show that the total wordcount of all the SCP articles and Tales is nearly ''five million'' (and that's not counting over half a million words on other pages.)
* [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/the-journal-of-aframos-longjourney The Journal of Aframos Longjourney]] ([[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/aframos-introduction introduction here]]) from ''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary'', at least by the standards of the site. It's well over 70 entries and still going, all describing the travels of the eponymous Longjourney.
* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' is now completed at 1.65 million words.
** For reference, that's longer than the entire Harry Potter series (1,084,070 words), even more impressive when you consider the author was writing at least two chapters a week for the duration.
* As of May 12, 2014 ''RolePlay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'' is about 14,892 pages and counting, and text-only versions of single forum pages on the main thread alone can be in the range of 5-8 pages. A conservative estimate of the amount of printed pages would be about 105,000 pages and counting.
* Possibly the mother of all examples is ''[[http://book.qidian.com/info/22919 Cong Ling Kai Shi]]'' (Start From Zero), a Chinese-language novel that at its conclusion in March 2016 had ''20.2 million'' characters subdivided into 23 volumes, each with anywhere between five and 565 chapters. Since one English word is roughly equivalent to 1.5 Chinese characters, this gives an estimated equivalent word count of over ''13 million''.
* Chinese wuxia/xianxia web novels can get pretty long as well. Case in point:
** ''Literature/CoilingDragon'', which has just under 3.4 million Chinese characters. The English translation has yet to be counted.
** ''Literature/DesolateEra'', by the same author, has 4.2 million, released over 26 months.
** ''Martial God Asura'' as of March 2016 had nearly ''2400 chapters'' estimated at ~2100 Chinese characters each and grouped into 6 volumes.
* Blog/{{Froghand}}:
** Copying and pasting every article and BUAFY from May 2016 to November 2016, including the headers, leads to a bigass 320,000 words - all in the span of six months, including the break Froge took in July. It's helpful to mention this was all made by one person as a personal project.
** Although a modest sum compared to other mediums, the 26,000 word count of [[https://froghand.neocities.org/writersguide.html The Froge Guide to Writing]] (which is more of a triad of advice than an actual guide) is huge compared to what you expect out of a typical blog. This was intentional, as he wanted to beat the word count of his OldShame[[invoked]] "[[https://froghand.neocities.org/valveshitware.html The Industrial Steamworks]]", a 21,000 rant against Creator/ValveSoftware.
** Froge has been known to write thousands of words in the span of a day, such as the 5,300 word [[https://froghand.neocities.org/tenthousandupdates.html 10,000 Update Special]] being written in a single evening at the request of a fan.
---> When you see, for instance, me write 3,000 words in a single update, or write a massive BUAFY, or write 14 reviews of an anime over two weeks, then know that it isn't because of some magical otherworldly thing. It's all very human and very simple. I simply spend the time to do the thing, and so I do it. I get past all the negatives, I get past all the "what if I'm not good enough?" (which I haven't had in over six months), and I get past every fibre in my body that wants me to be a lazy shit and take a break and give up... and the net result is that I get a blog that just so happens to write more words than any other thing I have ever written.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''Simpsons World: The Ultimate Episode Guide'' is a complete guide to the first twenty seasons of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. At two pages per episodes (four for the [[BizarroEpisode Treehouse of Horror episodes]]), plus profiles on the family, a guide to the early shorts and Itchy and Scratchy shorts, analysis of every opening sequence, and complete lists of the {{Couch Gag}}s, Homer saying [[CatchPhrase d'oh and mmm]], the Church of Springfield marquees, the Krusty merchandise, Troy [=McClure's=] roles, song lyrics, who voices every character (''every'' character, even unnamed, one-line ones), and celebrity guest stars, plus a massive index, it clocks in at ''1200'' pages long, or 3.3 inches thick, and weighs 9 pounds. The intro calls it "the biggest, thickest, most-lethal-if-it-were-dropped-on-your-head companion to the show yet".

* Though ''Lonely Planet'' tour guides are usually devoted to either a single region/city in a large country (ie, "London," "The American Southwest") or a small country, they do occasionally publish more ambitious, comprehensive guides with a page count to match. Their guides to simply "Western Europe" and the "United States" are each over 1,000 pages, which does somewhat test the limit of "backpack friendly."
* It has been estimated that, was the human genome compiled into books, it would occupy the equivalent of ''200 books, each one with the size of a Manhattan phone book and 1000 pages each''. And most importantly being written with just four letters (A, T, C, and G), one for each DNA base.
* The hugest mathematical proof in history is the proof of the [[http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ClassificationTheoremofFiniteGroups.html Classification Theorem of Finite Groups]], which according to Mathworld is "spread throughout the mathematical literature and is estimated to be approximately 15000 pages in length". Thankfully, progress is being made on a more compact version of the proof, which as of 2016 takes up a ''mere'' 2140 pages or so across [[http://bookstore.ams.org/authors@AuthorsSearch=Gorenstein%2C%20Daniel six volumes]] (but is not finished yet.)

!!In-universe examples:

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'':
** Koro-sensei hands each student a gigantic, super-detailed [[GreatBigBookOfEverything travel guide]] of Kyoto. It includes miscellaneous information such as maps, popular sightseeing sights, Kyoto's Top 100 souvenirs, what to do if a five-story pagoda collapses, coping with food that accidentally gets stuck in your throat, and "How to comfort yourself when seeing couples flirting by the Kamo river makes you feel lonely". The guide's contents eventually help the students track down and [[ThrowTheBookAtThem knock out]] the delinquents who kidnapped their friends.
** He later gives 3-E another guidebook for the ideal way to spend their summer break, which actually ends up longer than the Kyoto travel guide.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': April 28, 2008:
-->'''Jon:''' This is my new cell phone.\\
'''Jon:''' ''[holding enormous book]'' And this is the manual for it.\\
'''Garfield:''' "Volume One."

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/WonderBoys'', Michael Douglas' character, Grady Tripp has been working on a book for years. Despite setting out to write one 250-300 pages in length, he has been writing on it continuously and the total number of pages ranges in the 2000s.
-->'''James Leer''': "Is... ''all of that'' single-space?"
* In the ''Film/InspectorGadget'' movie, there is the humongous manual to Gadget's new cyborg body. And that's just '''Volume One'''...

* Parodied in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', when the Librarian responds to a dwarf digging into the library by reaching for a 3000 page book called ''How to Kille Insects'' (sic). The good news is the dwarf was wearing a helmet. The bad news is, said helmet is now stuck on his head.
* ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'':
** The microfiche version of the Ultra-Complete Maximegalon Dictionary of Every Language Ever requires a fleet of lorries to transport.
** The eponymous Guide would require several large buildings to store if it were ever printed on paper instead of stored electronically.
** The rules for Brockian Ultra Cricket are so intricate and convoluted that, the only time they were printed, the book collapsed under its own weight and became a black hole.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Harry and Ron are shocked that Hermione refers to ''A History of Magic'' as "light reading".
--->''[Hermione drops the book on a table with a thud]''\\
'''Ron:''' ''This''... is ''light''?
** Rita Skeeter's "The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore" is 900 pages long.
* Grady Tripp's long-delayed novel (3000+ pages and nowhere near finished) in ''Literature/WonderBoys''.
* The Handbook of Robotics, as described in Creator/IsaacAsimov's [[Literature/TheCavesOfSteel Elijah Bailey]] novels, has undergone so many revisions, additions, and emendations in the several millenia it's been in print, that a hard-copy of it would be impossible for an ordinary person to carry unassisted. Fortunately, in the 47th century, most books [[MagicFloppyDisk are printed]] [[{{Zeerust}} on microfilm]].
* ''Literature/ThePaleKing'''s mandatory reading materials for the IRS employment applicants certainly do qualify.
* The ''Literature/MythOMania'' series kicks off after Hades receives ''The Big Fat Book of Greek Myths'' from The Big Fat Book of the Month Club. As he reads it, he discovers that Zeus rewrote all the stories to glorify himself and his spawn, motivating him to create some novels explaining how the tales ''really'' went.
* Deke [=McClelland's=] ''Photoshop 3 Bible'' doesn't quite reach this status (having about 800-900 pages depending on edition), but in its foreword, the reader is warned that the book shouldn't be put into the baggage compartment on an airplane in order to avoid damage to some other luggage, and that it shouldn't be used in self-defense unless the opponent has an equally hefty weapon.
* ''Literature/ParisInTheTwentiethCentury'' has a ''three meter tall'' ledger used by the accounting department (the rise of the personal computer was not one of the aspects of modern life Creator/JulesVerne predicted).
* In ''Literature/{{Anathem}}'' the punishment device simply known as "The Book", an extremely lengthy... well, book, containing mostly mathematic proofs. Avout who violate the rules can be sentenced to study and memorize several chapters. Its length is not the only horrible thing about it, it's written in a way that the internal logic of the chapters is subtly ''wrong''. The first chapter consists of nursery rhymes that don't ''quite'' rhyme. The second chapter is several hundred digits of pi. It only goes downhill from there.
* In ''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars'', ''An Imperial Affliction'' is stated to be over six hundred pages long.
* ''Literature/TheBaroqueCycle'' -- itself a doorstopper -- has a character use the ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'' to hold a door open.
* Ann M. Martin, in her first published book ''Bummer Summer'', mentions the protagonist's father reading an unidentified book that was one of these, because it "must have weighed thirty-five pounds". Said protagonist later mentions she's learned some important things from him, one of which is "Never read anything you can't lift".

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The unpublished ''Creator/StephenColbert's [[ColonCancer Alpha Squad 7: Lady Nocturne: A Tek Jansen Adventure]]'' is an extremely hefty paperback in the style of men's adventure pulp novels. Thankfully, the book exists only within the warped reality of ''Series/TheColbertReport''.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The ''Lineages and Histories of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms, With Descriptions of Many High Lords and Noble Ladies and Their Children'' is just as much a door stopper as the name implies. Even the notoriously long-winded Grand Maester Pycelle calls it ponderous.
** The ''Book of Brothers'' contains the service record of every Kingsguard to serve since its inception three hundred years ago.
** Tyrion's wedding gift to Joffrey is ''Lives of Four Kings'', a history of four Targaryen kings the size of a phone book.
* Parodied in ''Series/ManToManWithDeanLearner'', where horror author Garth Marenghi advertises a compilation novel, '[[Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace Garth Marenghi's]] The Oeuvre'', of all 436 of his books, in a reinforced spine made from genuine cat bone. It looks less like one giant book and more like a tower of books fused together. It's actually so large it comes with poles to hold it while you read, and even comes with brackets to mount it on the wall for storage.
* One episode of ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' revolves around the station's (ultimately destroyed) commercial for a chain of funeral homes. The owner of the chain comes in for a meeting and hands Andy a copy of what he calls a "brochure". It's hardbound, and the size of a large photo album.
-->'''Andy Travis:''' Heavy.\\
'''Mr. Ferryman:''' In my business, people ''want'' heavy.
* On the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode, "The Fifth Bullet," it's noted that a character was saved from a bullet because he was holding a copy of ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment.''
-->'''Keving Ryan:''' Good thing he reads Russian literature. If the guy was a Creator/NicholasSparks fan, he'd be dead.
* A running joke in the detention segments of ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', was students being asked to copy huge segments of a large dictionary -- a prop which was obviously several dictionaries glued together.

* In "Let X = X," Music/LaurieAnderson has this:
-->You know, I could write a book.\\
And this book\\
Would be thick enough\\
To stun an ox.

[[folder:Print Media]]
* Parodied in a Magazine/{{MAD}} back cover; "The Super Thick Book Of The Month Club", which features books that really serve only one function; to impress people.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* An artifact in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', the Codex of the Infinite Planes, a giant book containing detailed knowledge about the other dimensions in the cosmology, the reading of which can drive people mad. It requires the strength of two men to lift. The book is ''literally'' infinite in length. (Well, one can only assume that's true. Certainly, anyone who has ''tried'' to read it long enough to find the last page has been struck dead, gone mad, or [[FateWorseThanDeath worse]] by its evil power before succeeding.)
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
** The "Tactica Imperium", which contains various amounts of tidbits, from [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin battlefield tactics]] to command structures of various organizations to how you should request higher levels of ordinance to the exact listings of every single one of your superiors, in order, up to the the High Lords of Terra. The reason the information varies so much is because any given sub-sector, if not PLANET, has its own version which is constantly being updated and modified: any given complete collection would outstrip the Library of Congress, a "portable" version would make the Encyclopedia Britannica seem like a pamphlet, and the "bare minimum" that would ever be found in a command tent could double as protection from a [[{{BFG}} boltgun]].
** The ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' introduces us to the ''Book of Magnus'' and the ''Book of Lorgar''. While the individual "books" of Magnus's opus are described as HUGE, we're never told how many volumes there are. ''The Book of Lorgar'', on the other hand, is described as being hundreds of volumes long, and he plans on giving copies to each of his traitor brothers. One wonders when they would find the time to '''''read''''' them.
** Roboute Guilliman's ''[[BigBookOfWar Codex Astartes]]'', which he wrote in an attempt to predict ''every'' possible battlefield situation and how Space Marines should act in such situations, and also covers such subjects as unit markings and launching planetary invasions. Certain chapters consider the Codex to be holy scripture and have their initiates memorize sections of it, impressive considering that some sections are hundreds of pages long.
* TabletopGame/TwilightSparklesSecretShipficFolder is not in and of itself a doorstopper. However, the flavor text will reference various in-universe works of Twilight, and one of the most commonly referenced is Of Ponies And Peril which has at least 128 chapters and required a flow chart at one point.
* The "Very Holy Book" in ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' comes with a cart to move it around in, and is almost as tall as the priest carting it around. Given the nature of the game, it is probably used to whack monsters over the head with.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* It could be assumed that higher-level magic tomes (particularly Dark[=/=][[InsistentTerminology Elder]] magic ones) in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games could be an ingame example, since the weight of an equipped weapon (be it sword, axe, lance, bow or tome) may impact on the wielder's speed stat, which affects factors such as their dodge rate and whether or not they can attack twice (all depending on the character's constitution, or physical size). For instance, Canas, your only allied dark magic wielder in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem 7]]'', has a base constitution stat of 8, and the strongest tome he can equip ([[GratuitousGerman Gespenst]]) has a weight stat of 20, meaning that, if equipped, his speed stat will be reduced by '''12''' in battle, which is nearly '''''half''''' of his theoretical maximum speed. To put it this way, the {{BFS}} Durandal has a weight of 16 and the [[AnAxeToGrind massive axe]] Armads has 18. Gespent ''beats them both''. In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', there's another tome, Gleipnir, just as heavy as Gespenst. The wielder would probably deal more damage throwing it at the enemies!
* Lezard Valeth from ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'' refers to the PhilosophersStone as "a ten billion page codex". That is a pretty massive book.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', take a look at Bethany's sleeping area (if you are Warrior!Hawke or Rogue!Hawke, not sure about Mage!Hawke). There's a book that you can examine for a codex update. The book is enormous - it's not a coffee table book, it IS the coffee table.
* In the game ''VideoGame/Floor13'', when you assassinate an Albanian troublemaker, his thousand page book wouldn't be published, saving a few trees and improving the popularity of the Prime Minister.
* Played with in ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda''. During one side task Ryder gets a full copy of Angaran law, which is well over 5000 pages, but it's provided in the form of an ordinary datapad.
* Future Histoire of ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory'' mentions that a plot-relevant function is located on page 141,006 of her user's manual. It's assumed that there are many, many more pages, considering it took her three days using her index to find the information in the first place.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', there exists a book that, if [[HelloInsertNameHere Hero]] should pick it up, rather than giving an excerpt of its content reads "This book is so weighty Hero's arms begin to tire from holding it."
* In ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' Sir Hammerlock can be heard advertising his Almanac, which will either teach you how to stop a Stalker (by informing you of their vulnerable mouths) or let you stop a Stalker ''[[ThrowTheBookAtThem by throwing the literal book at it]]''. Apparently Hammerlock ensured that there are enough pages to knock one out stone cold on contact!
* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'', you can find a really thick book titled "The Internet (Print Edition)" on the shelves at Dark Bloo Inn.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' with the rulebook for ''[[GrapplingWithGrapplingRules grappling]]'' being (apparently) so large they actually comment on the size.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', in addition to making a hefty book by itself, contains several in-universe and ''in-in-universe'' examples as well:
** John's unabridged copy of "Colonel Sassacre's Daunting Text of Magical Frivolty and Practical Japery" is described as being big enough to kill a cat if dropped on it. His Nanna died in an incident involving an unabridged version of said book, a ladder, [[spoiler:and a meteor.]] The book also ''kills'' a [[{{Mook}} Shale Imp]] when it's accidentally dropped at one point. [[spoiler: And it does eventually end up falling on and killing Jaspers while he is in the Alpha universe.]]
** Another Doorstopper is seen later, this time a guide for the "~ATH" programming language.
** More doorstoppers appear in a ShowWithinAShow ''[[UpToEleven Within A Show]]'' "[[PurpleProse Complacency of the Learned]]". "[[ShowWithinAShow Complacency]]" ''itself'' is a doorstopper series, and a stack of six books is half the height of Roxy's sprite, or roughly half a meter. While in those books, Frigglish is cursed to write out his knowledge by Calmasis, which becomes quite incomprehensible, and Calmasis ends up killing Frigglish with his own books. For added bit of irony, [[spoiler:Jaspers, who ended up being killed by Colonel Sassacre's book]], was renamed Frigglish by Roxy.
* ''Webcomic/CrossoverWars'': Scale's armor has a [[http://cameocomic.comicgenesis.com/d/20070627.html rather heavy manual.]]
* Mentioned in a ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' comic where Artax uses a Robert Jordan novel as a bludgeon.
* Webcomic/{{Goblins}} had a [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/03032011/ cutaway gag strip]] to an AlternateUniverse [[ShoutOut known as]] the [[Literature/TheNameOfTheWind Rothfuss reality]].
-->'''Alternate-Universe-Complains-of-Names:''' Wait, this isn't a brick, it's a book.\\
'''Alternate-Universe-Fumbles:''' "Sequel to ''The Name of The Wind''". Hey Dies, isn't that the book you're... um... [[ImprovisedArmour wearing]]?
* Mentioned in ''Webcomic/AGameofRoleplay'' where it is remarked that the backstory for {{A Song of Ice and Fire}} is larger than a cat.
** Which makes sense considering the books combined length.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Website/{{Neopets}} often has very large books that fit this trope, often with a spine that is comically taller than the cover's height, for example [[http://items.jellyneo.net/index.php?go=item&showitem=33555 this]] Big Book of Verb Conjugation.
* ''WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries'': The student handbook at Silas University is 700 pages long. Which Laura did not read. She used it as a doorstop.
* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'': The Book of Judgement is already ridiculously huge, and grows at an even more ridiculous rate every day until the Emperor outright outlaws the drafting of new laws to put a hasty end to it. [[spoiler:Rogal Dorn's]] severely outdated copy already has a spine bigger than ''he'' is, and he occasionally uses it as a support beam for his various forts. This carries some unnerving implications, considering the parchment in that one is human skin.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Parodied in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in which an "''[[Literature/HarryPotter Angelica Button]]''" book leaves an indent in asphalt when thrown out a car window.
** Another time Bart throws the [[WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow Itchy & Scratchy]]: TheMovie: [[{{Novelization}} The Book]] in a full trash can. The book promptly crushes all the trash beneath it until it's lying almost at the bottom.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In "The Crystal Empire", Twilight has a copy of "The Magical Compendium, Volumes 1-36", it's as big as a door, and true to the bit in the intro about "being able to crush small children", her young dragon assistant, Spike, is indeed crushed underneath it when he attempts to catch it.
** In "Testing, Testing, 1 2 3", Twilight Sparkle presents Rainbow Dash with a huge book while helping her study for the written portion of the entrance exam to the Wonderbolt Reserves.
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' This is the most complete...\\
'''Rainbow Dash:''' And ''ginormous!''\\
'''Twilight Sparkle:''' ...book on the history of the Wonderbolts.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "Calling Dr. Smurf", Brainy gave Smurfette an autographed copy of ''Quotations Of Brainy Smurf 20th Edition'', which was a pretty heavy book for Smurfette to carry.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Grandma's Kisses" had a scene where Spongebob's grandmother read Patrick a small children's book. In contrast, she gives Spongebob a book that's almost as tall as he is.