Not to pick on "The Big V", but interesting article here on sneakwrap:

http://www.gripe2ed.com/scoop/story/.../10/231222/323

Basically e-mail sent out by Verizon said if you don't read 33,083 words and get back to them within one business day, you will be deemed to have accepted all the enw terms. By comparison, 33,000 words is the length of a short novel - the "Old Man and the Sea" is about 26,500 words, "Animal Farm" is 29,000, and "The Call of the Wild" is 37,000 ....