This is a great story that was turned into a Tom Hanks movie. It was originally released in a series of six books (a serial novel) that seemed unique at the time. At 548 pages, I can barely include this as a short read (so, each original book did average less than 100 pages).
I am not sure if the original six books are even available except as used. You can always search Amazon! Whether you get the original six or the current one, this is a very good read.
As always, this is a short review for a short book (if you consider it six books!).
I rate my books as either YES (I will read again) or NO (I will not read again). This gets a rating of YES.