What’s the biggest book you’ve read recently? (Feel free to think “big” as size, or as popularity, or in any other way you care to interpret.
That would be A. S. Byatt's The Children's Book. It is big in its number of pages, big in its ambitions to encompass many sweeping social, political, and artistic themes of a recent period of history in Europe (in my post on finishing it I called it 'vast'). Big in the cut of humanity it takes - bringing together the breadth of many characters' lives in this period over their whole length and weaving their stories together as a single narrative. Big in the sense that its reading demands much of your time and your brain. Here's what I said about it at length.