Which Modern Book Will Become a Classic in the Future?

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Re: Which Modern Book Will Become a Classic in the Future?

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I've always wondered how classics become classics. I guess a book just has to be relevant for long enough. If you ask me, books like Harry Potter are books that have lived long past their publication date. Even today, people continue to talk about them. I think such a series will definitely become a classic in the future.

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Even though I do not like them, I think the Hunger Games series might become Classics in the future.

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I think that the book that struck me the most recently is "The kyte runner" by Khaled Hosseini. It will propably become a classic because I've never read anything similar and it has all the features to be annoverated between the "classics"

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I agree with the posts saying Harry Potter will become a classic, but also I think that The Perks of Being a Wallflower could be a classic in the future.

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I think the books that this generation loves will be handed down to the next, and that's how you make a classic in my opinion. The Hunger Games and Divergent come to mind because they were so popular, maybe even Twilight.
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sarah[1904] wrote:
10 May 2018, 16:09
I often wonder if authors of the books we consider classics ever would have thought their words would live for so many years and have millions of eyes grace their pages. I believe A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini will become a classic. The subject matter of the novel, and the characters it centers on, are so important to today's times that the events will be talked about for years.
I agree with you on that. I am currently reading the book and I've to say that It is a masterpiece. Books like this are quite rare today and I've no doubt that it will be a classic in the future.

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Khaled Hosseini, I believe, is already well set, and Hurston as well -- I know those books are being taught on syllabuses around the world for English/lit. I don't believe Harry Potter will be considered a classic on the same level as others, though; it's not strictly literary, as classics tend to be, and it's a series. I guess the future will tell, but I think it might be more of a 'must read' for YA, the same way Roald Dahl is not regarded as the author of classics but rather must reads for children.

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
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The only book that I can truly think of as a modern that could become a classic would be The Life of Pi. I have never read books like The Hunger Games or Harry Potter, but I could see them possibly being considered classics in the future as they have been read by many people.

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Harry Potter, for sure. It's the book (series) of an entire generation. A lot of people say it wasn't written all that well,in a technical sense (Rowling is an amazing storyteller, but a lot of people think she's a pretty average writer). But I still think it will be a classic because she is such an amazing storyteller and the books are so freakin good lol ... The series really is a defining part of the millennial generation, but the series is beloved by very young children and older generations as well. Plus, I've read a lot about the series (especially John Granger's books) and there's so much amazing symbolism, literary alchemy, and ring cycle structure in the series that it really is an incredibly intricate and uniquely written series. The series deals with very timeless issues.

In contrast, popular books like The hunger Games and Divergent and all these other really popular series are really different in this way. They're a reflection of current times, which is really cool. But I think that's why they're so liked. They aren't written particularly well, they don't have an amazing or unique structure, and they don't really deal with timeless issues the way Harry Potter does.

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sarah[1904] wrote:
10 May 2018, 16:09
I often wonder if authors of the books we consider classics ever would have thought their words would live for so many years and have millions of eyes grace their pages. I believe A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini will become a classic. The subject matter of the novel, and the characters it centers on, are so important to today's times that the events will be talked about for years.
Very true!

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I hope that The Penderwicks becomes a classic. We'll see.....
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I think maybe the Hunger Games.

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Game of Thrones probably (ASOIAF). It very much looks like that. I hope Martin finishes the story well.

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

Not only is it beautifully written but it's a compelling story about grief and finding ways of expressing that feeling through art and sometimes less admiral means. It feels like a very timeless story when you're reading it yet it does describe a bunch of different places in the modern world as the main character travels and learns.

There are a lot of different kinds of relationships too which explore dynamics really well.

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