How long should a book be??
Ever wondered.. What is a decent size? An author can never answer this question but a reader can depending on of course the appetite and the strength to carry on..
So as a reader I am going to opine on the long & short of the books that I have read...
If it is a drag... taking you forever to finish.. That can be painful even forcing you to drop them mid way.. you keep reading it hoping it would get interesting, or sometimes especially when it is a recommendation you continue reading doubting your own judgement hoping that it sure holds something.. I have myself experienced many such books.. but would skip naming them because they are supposed to be best sellers and even award winners... but probably they were just not my types..
Like you say everyone loves someone.. similarly there is always a book which is liked by someone.. someone does find the true soul of the book behind the thickness of its size, weight, length, breadth, no. of pages.. or hours & hours gone in reading it... so there are no answers to how to find the right book or what is the appropriate length of a book.. you just have to keep reading and for the authors just keep writing.. ultimately you do get measured up.. by finding the right readers or probably finding the right EDITOR ;))