Just a thought... Out of novels written in the last 25 or so years, which ones do you think will stand the test of time and be considered classics in the future? Also, why do you think so? Another thought for you... I was thinking earlier about the "classic" novels of the past and wondered how they would do if they had been published today. I can't imagine a book like "Catcher in the Rye" for example catching people's attention if it had came out today. I can see it easily slipping through the cracks and becoming just another novel by unknown author. Which really is a crazy thought if you think about... How exactly does a novel become a classic anyway? What constitutes a great novel? Sales? Popularity? I figure classic novels from the past must have been just another book back when it came out... What do you guys think?