Book length ratio.
Crime and Punishment: Written in St. Petersburg. Local activities: being cold, ruing like. 480 pages.
Wuthering Heights: Written in Yorkshire. Local activities: trying on raincoats. 270 pages.
The Old Man And the Sea: Written in: coastal Cuba. Local activities: swimming, rum. 120 pages.
The greater likelihood an author can order a margarita in shorts, the more likely they are to say, “Meh, this length’ll do.”