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?

Post by bclayton13 » 25 Jun 2018, 16:06

I agree with other posters in that the Harry Potter series will become a classic. At the very least I think it'll be seen as historically significant, considering the effect it's had on pop culture.

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Post by ahmaria » 25 Jun 2018, 19:09

KatSims92 wrote:
23 Jun 2018, 14:25
Harry Potter for sure, and another that springs to mind is Life of Pi. I wonder if any of John Green's books will go on to become classics, too, since they resonate so much with readers.
Life of Pi came to mind for me as well! I definitely think it has the potential to be a classic, even though it was somewhat underappreciated in its time.

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Post by pricklypurple » 30 Jun 2018, 16:06

I think and hope that Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins will become required reading.

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Post by Laceyadams » 06 Aug 2018, 07:35

Oh, I quite agree with the majority. Harry Potter definitely.i read the books and watched the movies so many times

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Post by Abigail R » 06 Aug 2018, 19:48

Lil Reads wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 16:56
I personally hope that works by such authors as Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison will become classics. Both authors wrote about important social topics and convey powerful emotions through their work. I read part of Beloved by Toni Morrison for class and found it so emotionally wrenching I had to set the book down to think about the impact it had on me.
Currently trying to read all of Toni Morrison books and each one is incredible. I would love her books to become classics.

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Post by Lil Reads » 07 Aug 2018, 09:42

abigailray1013 wrote:
06 Aug 2018, 19:48
Lil Reads wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 16:56
I personally hope that works by such authors as Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison will become classics. Both authors wrote about important social topics and convey powerful emotions through their work. I read part of Beloved by Toni Morrison for class and found it so emotionally wrenching I had to set the book down to think about the impact it had on me.
Currently trying to read all of Toni Morrison books and each one is incredible. I would love her books to become classics.
I still need to read more of her work. Do you have a personal favorite or one you feel is her most important?
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Post by AnnaKathleen » 10 Aug 2018, 11:58

I have a bad habit of associating classics with books that can be used in school. It is a habit I'm trying to break lol

I think the Harry Potter series can reach the level of classics and timeless, even if they never teach it in schools. The different themes contained within the series are incredible and the inspiration and impact it has had on readers and society/culture is mind-blowing.

A Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin by Atwood definitely could be considered classics in my opinion. The idea of societal expectations, gender roles and expectations are themes that can be timeless and are very important for today. The Blind Assassin was from high school. A Handmaid's Tale I found on my own.

Toni Morrison is also great. I discovered her in my English class in high school. We used Song of Solomon to discuss culture and religion.
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Post by Facennagoss » 26 Aug 2018, 15:08

Julie Green wrote:
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It's a great question. The book that comes to my mind is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. I see I'm not the only one to think this. It covers themes of our time and is beautifully told.
As I was reading the previous comments, this was the one I had in my head all along! I completely agree, The Kite Runner is right up there with the best.

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Post by Jsovermyer » 12 Oct 2018, 21:57

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

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Post by Jastiz » 13 Oct 2018, 10:51

I think Disney's 20,000 leagues under the sea is classic , And can endure the test of time , The story features a misterious adventure under the sea with a blend of interesting caractes and great imagination .

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Post by PJ26 » 13 Oct 2018, 15:35

It seems like a difficult thing to predict, given that there have been many books over the years that have been dismissed or even scorned on release that have turned out to be classics- Brave New World comes to mind- but I think my choice will hold up.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy is unrelentingly bleak, brutal and unflinching in its portrayal of a post-apocalyptic landscape and the desperate survivor trying to protect his son, but it's also kind of beautiful. McCarthy's writing style is unique- he's able to somehow give us "tough guy" minimalism and vivid descriptions seamlessly. That, and the unnamed survivor's persistence in holding on to his humanity through the increasing horrors he faces make the book one that sticks with you long after you've finished it.
It isn't an easy read, but is memorable and brilliantly written.

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Post by Hildehraefen » 13 Nov 2018, 13:24

"The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green. It treats on the subject of human suffering and trying to comprehend and live with it in a very raw and unfiltered way, which I think many books fail to do.

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Post by kristine29 » 14 Nov 2018, 02:10

Certainly Harry Potter or and Percy Jackson and I also think Twilight saga

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