Friday, March 9, 2012

Average novel word count may surprise you

I was surprised to read that the average book has 64,500 words, according to this article in Publishers Weekly. 

The article cites classics like ANIMAL FARM coming in at just over 29,000 words and SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE at under 50,000. I'd always believed the average adult novel was around 80,000 words.

Interesting, no?

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