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April 01, 2009


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I love Sarah Waters and hope that the Fingersmith becomes a classic.

BAFAB week is a great idea - I've never heard of it before. I love your surprise book idea too - I may have to steal it for my own blog!

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry - flawed ending and all. Loved it!

My BAFAB giveaway may be found at:

Although I really enjoyed The Secret Scripture by Barry, I found his book The Wheareabouts of Eneas McNulty to have a timeless quality. That would be my choice for a classic.

Carrie Jones' young adult book Need is top notch. Fast reading and she turns the tables by having good werewolves and bad pixies.

This is a really tough question for me because I don't read a lot of recently published books (I tend to wait a year or so until the library reserve queue is empty). I think The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman deserves to become a children's classic.

I think that People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks will be a future "assigned reading" book that will achieve classic status just through mass reading by our youth.

I'd say The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard. Her writing is just beautiful.

I just found your lovely blog via Jackie's award post and I am so glad that she honored you with the award. I look forward to following you in the future.

This is a great idea for a book giveaway - but a very difficult question. I suppose the first book that comes to my mind is The Book Thief (which isn't brand new - but I don't think it is considered a classic yet). I think the subject matter (the Holocaust) is serious, yet handled in an appropriate way. I think Death's point of view is quite unique and thought-provoking.

On my blog I actually said The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer or The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite by Beatrice Colin should be classics, but I actually think that Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones should! Mind you I change my mind everyday!

I have finally gotten round to doing this too so mine is here...


My answer is The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.

My BAFAB giveaway is at: http://kissacloud.blogspot.com/2009/04/will-you-be-my-friend.html

Oh, boy--I love suprise books, and you have such great taste that I'm sure it'll be something delightful.

Now as for a recent book that should become a classic, I'd have to point to Blindness by Jose Saramago. His writing is so amazing--he's one of the only authors I've seen successfully pull of writing without paragraphs or standard punctuation.

I honestly think the book you're currently reading - Never Let Me Go - deserves to be a classic. Brave New World is my favorite book and this book is the "modern" version of that with more relevant issues for our times.

I'm also having a BAFAB giveaway on my blog (if you'd like to enter) :)

Hmmmm...this is a tough one I loved THE THINGS THEY CARRIED by Tim O'Brien, I think it is on it's way to become a classic of the Vietnam era

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thank-you for the give away

The Shack by William P. Young. I love the kind-of-life-altering tale.


I'd like to see "The God of Animals" by Aryn Kyle become a classic.

I'll vote for Marilynne Robinson's Gilead. And as runner-up, Vikram Seth's An Equal Music. Absolutely gorgeous prose, and incredible insight into the human condition, which is what makes books last.

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