If you’ve ever wondered how long it took to craft some of history’s most famous books, you’ll want to check out this rad infographic from the kind folks at Printerinks. Tolkien takes top slowpoke honors for taking 16 years to write the Lord of the Rings while the quickest author on the list is John Boyne who wrote The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas in only 2.5 days! Check out the entire chart below:

INFOGRAPHIC: How Long Did Famous Novels Take to Write?


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