My AP classes are reading the first 5 chapters of A Prayer for Owen Meany over the holiday break. (That's 255 pages...no, I don't feel bad.) I read this book quite awhile ago, but rereading allows me to rediscover the unique characters and Owen Meany's unique voice.
“My life is a reading list." John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany
You were expecting something big and grand weren't you? Haha, this is pretty amazing I'd say. Don't worry, more to come from this one. It's 600+ pages and we're not quite half way through.