The novel that might not win awards, or receive high praise from editors and critics, yet the majority of readers love the hell out of it? They read it more than once, perhaps back to back. And because of this, it remains a bestseller for months. Or the novel that wins many awards, is loved by the critics, is praised by the editors, yet the majority of readers don’t love the hell out of it? And because of this, it doesn’t become a bestseller. It is not read back to back. Obviously, a novel that can achieve both would be great. But which would you rather have? A huge fan base that is practically a cult following, or win a Nebula award and only have a small following of readers, namely critics. I would say the greatness of a novel is judged by how many people love the hell out of it, and how long people continue to love the hell out of it. For this reason, Twilight is great. Time will tell if people continue to love it. If a novel can gain such a huge cult following, it must have something special about it, regardless of how poorly it might be written. I would rather have the huge fan base.