I think it's weird that people here say they read Dhalgren without reading his classic 60s novels, which are all short (like most 60s SF that isn't Starnger in a Strange Land or Dune). I've read Babel-17 and The Einstein intersction. I have Dhalgren but I'm affraid to read it. I have some other books of his on my shelf that are higher priorities: The Ballad of Beta-2 (not even really long enough to be a novel), Nova (heard that one is really good), and Tales of Tales of Nevčr˙on. I want to re-read the ones I've already read as well. Maybe if I like all that other stuff I'll give Dhalgren a whirl. Just going by page numbers, it is literally longer than those other 5 books put together.