Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Classics Club – July Meme: Question #43

A meme reboot from February 2015Pick a book published since 2000 and say why you think it will be considered as a “classic” in the future.

I don’t think I answered this the first time, so...

Reading mostly classics, I don’t read many published since 2000 – exactly one in fact in the first 70 of 100. And then of course, it’s already considered a classic. So it’s the obvious choice, but a worthy one regardless.

Atonement by Ian McEwan. The “why?” is simple. It’s superbly written, with a compelling theme, and believable characters.

Now that I’ve been faithful to the precise rules of this meme, I’m going to cheat a little and mention one other that comes close: American Pastoral by Philip Roth, published 1997.


  1. I still have yet to read any Ian McEwan, but I will definitely be checking out Atonement soon. Thanks for the recommendation!

    1. Definitely worth it. Thanks for the feedback. :)

  2. I agree with both of these, especially American Pastoral - a great book that I reckon deserves the Great American Novel title, and well worth cheating by a few years for. :)


Comments are always welcome. In fact, they make my day. You needn't sign in to leave a comment. Just enter your comment, then on the "Comment as:" drop down menu, select "anonymous".