yesterday i found out that the American amazon tells you word counts for books. i got excited about this. all the 'mystery' has been removed from my life.
Fear and Trembling - Amelie Nothomb: 18,327 words
Jesus' Son - Denis Johnson: 26,164 words
An Unfortunate Woman - Richard Brautigan: 27,474 words
(my novel is currently 32,502 words)
Pan - Knut Hamsun: 42,941 words
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? - Lorrie Moore: 45,361 words