I’ve blogged on this topic before, but some of the British newspapers have wonderful book sections on their websites. I’m often posting links to articles on The Guardian website and I have for you today.
Penguin Books is re-releasing Nick Horby’s Fever Pitch as a modern classic. So The Guardian is asking readers: what makes a classic?
It’s a very short post but there are lots of reader comments. I’ve noticed this before. Perhaps it’s a small group of readers who are always posting comments, I’m not sure. But the site is very active with reader interaction and it can fun to read.
I noticed the same thing on last week’s feature about Will Self. Lots of reader comments.
We get a lot of reader comments at the Sun, but it’s usually on the sports stories and top news stories. I don’t see too many comments on our stories in the books section.
But back to the topic. What makes a classic? Hornby is a good writer but is anything by him really a classic?