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PostSubject: Seeing as the actual reading section of the forum is actually quiet, what books popular now do you think will be remembered in 50 years or will be considered classics?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:12 am

And what classic books do we have now do you think will be forgotten?

I think Harry Potter will be remembered and maybe Twilight because of the fans who'll pass it down to their children.

A classic that might be forgotten, in my opinion is Little Women. Is that taught in schools anymore? I couldn't get past the first few pages.
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PostSubject: Re: Seeing as the actual reading section of the forum is actually quiet, what books popular now do you think will be remembered in 50 years or will be considered classics?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:27 am

I agree with Little Women. I decided to read it but couldn't get past it because I kept falling asleep.

God forbid Twilight. *praypraypraypray*
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PostSubject: Re: Seeing as the actual reading section of the forum is actually quiet, what books popular now do you think will be remembered in 50 years or will be considered classics?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:39 am

I loved Little Women when I read it. But I read it when I was ten, so I don't remember it very well. I really need to reread it.

Harry Potter has a good chance at becoming a classic. So do Anne Rice's books, as well as Atonement. Maybe The Book Thief?
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PostSubject: Re: Seeing as the actual reading section of the forum is actually quiet, what books popular now do you think will be remembered in 50 years or will be considered classics?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:44 am

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I loved Little Women when I read it. But I read it when I was ten, so I don't remember it very well. I really need to reread it.

Harry Potter has a good chance at becoming a classic. So do Anne Rice's books, as well as Atonement. Maybe The Book Thief?

I agree on the Book Thief. How about Amy Tan's books like the Kitchen God's Wife or the Joy Luck Club. Those were pretty good. I don't really know who Anne Rice is. I haven't read Atonement.
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PostSubject: Re: Seeing as the actual reading section of the forum is actually quiet, what books popular now do you think will be remembered in 50 years or will be considered classics?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:24 am

I agree with Harry Potter. I also think a couple of Stephen King's books (The Green Mile, Misery) might have a chance at making it. And Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner.
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PostSubject: Re: Seeing as the actual reading section of the forum is actually quiet, what books popular now do you think will be remembered in 50 years or will be considered classics?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:10 am

I think Harry Potter will definately become a classic. I'd love to see some Koontz novels make the list but as Stephen King seems to be the more popular author I don't see that happening. Maybe Watchers stands a chance as basically everyone that has read Koontz has read it. Kite Runner also popped into my head.

I have not read it yet but I hear people raving about Life of Pi...
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PostSubject: Re: Seeing as the actual reading section of the forum is actually quiet, what books popular now do you think will be remembered in 50 years or will be considered classics?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:11 am

Harry Potter will definitely be considered a classic. In fact, I already do consider it a classic in some sense of the word.

I have the nagging feeling that Jules Verne's novels are about to be forgotten... I know "Eighty Days around the World" by heart, but hardly anyone I know has ever read it, not even the Science Fiction / Adventure fans.

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PostSubject: Re: Seeing as the actual reading section of the forum is actually quiet, what books popular now do you think will be remembered in 50 years or will be considered classics?   Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:14 am

I am hoping that Catcher in the Rye will be forgotten. People are realizing just how bad that book really is and that it has got more credit then it deserved. Sleep

Little Women will fade away Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: Seeing as the actual reading section of the forum is actually quiet, what books popular now do you think will be remembered in 50 years or will be considered classics?   Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:00 pm

I loved Little Women! I don't see why everyone hates it. I read it in a time where I was still under the impression that you had to like every book you read, though; I have a feeling I would still like it now, however.
I think that Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia will be classics.
Adam Bede should and will be forgotten.
That's all I can think of right now....
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PostSubject: Re: Seeing as the actual reading section of the forum is actually quiet, what books popular now do you think will be remembered in 50 years or will be considered classics?   Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:16 pm

Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia will be future classics, if they aren't classics already.
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PostSubject: Re: Seeing as the actual reading section of the forum is actually quiet, what books popular now do you think will be remembered in 50 years or will be considered classics?   Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:29 am

Louisa Lynn wrote:
I agree with Little Women. I decided to read it but couldn't get past it because I kept falling asleep.

God forbid Twilight. *praypraypraypray*

I would like to remind you that Little Women has been around for the past 150 years, so I believe the chances of it dying out in the next 50 are not very likely. I'm not a fan of the novels at all, but I'm just stating my opinion. I would agree that Harry Potter stands a chance at being remembered 50 years from now, but I disagree with the sense that it has what is needed for a classic.
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PostSubject: Re: Seeing as the actual reading section of the forum is actually quiet, what books popular now do you think will be remembered in 50 years or will be considered classics?   Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:58 pm

I feel Harry Potter will definitely be a classic. As for Twilight, I almost doubt it because when I think of Classic, I think of classics as appealing EQUALLY to everyone. Twilight appeals to MOSTLY pre-teen girls.
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PostSubject: Re: Seeing as the actual reading section of the forum is actually quiet, what books popular now do you think will be remembered in 50 years or will be considered classics?   Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:00 pm

As far as Harry Potter goes, I have no personal judgment as I have never read the series (much to my ten-year-old's dismay). There is no denying it is currently making a huge cultural impact, but whether or not this will translate into literary longevity remains to be seen.

For me, it seems the one contemporary writer who has the best chance of having his work considered "classic" years from now is Cormac McCarthy. "No Country For Old Men" was excellent, and "The Road" just plowed me under. I haven't read any of his earlier works yet, but I am willing to bet they are right up there in quality.
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PostSubject: Re: Seeing as the actual reading section of the forum is actually quiet, what books popular now do you think will be remembered in 50 years or will be considered classics?   Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:52 am

I've never read those, but I have a feeling Stephen King stands a very good chance at being remembered. Some of his books have most, if not all the qualities for future classics.
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PostSubject: Re: Seeing as the actual reading section of the forum is actually quiet, what books popular now do you think will be remembered in 50 years or will be considered classics?   Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:24 pm

Taking it from the English-speaking world... Any non-English books that you think can make it? I think that maybe G√ľnter Grass stands a chance, but I have no idea, really.

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PostSubject: Re: Seeing as the actual reading section of the forum is actually quiet, what books popular now do you think will be remembered in 50 years or will be considered classics?   Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:03 pm

I don't think it will be considered a classic, as it is not of the quality of actual classics but I do think that Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle will be remembered by many people. Not necessarily for the reasons he'd want though. Many people will remember Eragon because it hit the New York Times best seller list when CP was still a teenager. I don't think though, it will be remembered for being brilliant. It was enjoyable, but not brilliant.
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