|"Welcome to the Reading Life"-Charles
Do you find yourself disposed to like (or dislike) books that are generally considered great books and have been incorporated into the literary canon? Discuss the effect a book's status has on your opinion of it.
When I read a canon status book and I find I do not like it I look within myself first to figure out why I do not like it. Clifton Fadiman in his preface to his original Life Time Reading Plan said if you do not like a classic, put it down and try again in ten years. In someways reading canon status literature is like looking in a mirror. Of course the notion of a canon is a tool of academia.