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    ...161 years since the creation of "Moby Dick".

    Which books written today(or in the past 5 years) do you think will stand the tests of time and be popular and readable 161 years from now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SupremeSpod View Post
    ...161 years since the creation of "Moby Dick".

    Which books written today(or in the past 5 years) do you think will stand the tests of time and be popular and readable 161 years from now?
    Good question, and very difficult... we think of Moby Dick et al as classics but when they were written were they simply another decent read?
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    But the classics shouldn't be called classics, just because. I read Homers Oddyssey and the IIiad, and, well, fook me, it took a long time, and wasn't an easy read.

    Ben Hur? Meant to be a classic and to be frank, it took me about 5 attempts to read it.

    It's actually very subjective too. I like to read old travel books about places I have been to, just to see what has actually changed. I think some humourous travel books will stand the test of time, well, for people like me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hack View Post
    I think some humourous travel books will stand the test of time, well, for people like me.
    Have you read this one?

    Molvania: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry Jetlag Travel Guide: Amazon.co.uk: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch: Books

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    No, not yet, but just ordered. £1.58 delivered!

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hack View Post
    No, not yet, but just ordered. £1.58 delivered!

    Cheers
    There are a couple of other in the series too. Phaic Tan and another one I can't quite remember the name of.

    The kind you can pick up and put down randomly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SupremeSpod View Post
    ...161 years since the creation of "Moby Dick".

    Which books written today(or in the past 5 years) do you think will stand the tests of time and be popular and readable 161 years from now?
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