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The halfway point has been breached 8)
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My estimation is that this thread should be over by the end of the month if Gillian keeps her present pace up.

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Page 777.
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777 you say.
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airflamesred wrote: 05 Jun 2017, 10:40 777 you say.
Volume III, Part II, Chapter 5 if you prefer.
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Bag Lady wrote: 05 Jun 2017, 10:51
airflamesred wrote: 05 Jun 2017, 10:40 777 you say.
Volume III, Part II, Chapter 5 if you prefer.
Word number?
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Bag Lady wrote: 05 Jun 2017, 10:51
airflamesred wrote: 05 Jun 2017, 10:40 777 you say.
Volume III, Part II, Chapter 5 if you prefer.
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porkymeat wrote: 05 Jun 2017, 11:46
Bag Lady wrote: 05 Jun 2017, 10:51
airflamesred wrote: 05 Jun 2017, 10:40 777 you say.
Volume III, Part II, Chapter 5 if you prefer.
Word number?
Apparently there are 587,287 words in War and Peace. Without going back and counting could we take a chance that halfway through the book is halfway through the words and say that I've read roughly 293,500? That pushes an extra 574 into the second half. On reflection that is only 0.0977% of the total word count which doesn't allow Tolstoy much margin to use lots more short words as the climax builds.
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Bag Lady wrote: 06 Jun 2017, 08:21
porkymeat wrote: 05 Jun 2017, 11:46
Bag Lady wrote: 05 Jun 2017, 10:51

Volume III, Part II, Chapter 5 if you prefer.
Word number?
Apparently there are 587,287 words in War and Peace. Without going back and counting could we take a chance that halfway through the book is halfway through the words and say that I've read roughly 293,500? That pushes an extra 574 into the second half. On reflection that is only 0.0977% of the total word count which doesn't allow Tolstoy much margin to use lots more short words as the climax builds.
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I've demanded a recount. Word count divided by number of pages gives roughly 432 words per page. Times that by current pages read and that means 344,304 words perused.
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Are we there yet ? :roll:
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