Well I'll be straight with you all and admit that I really am not a fan of the classics.
It's not for a lack of trying either, I've attempted to read some Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, George Orwell (who did actually surprise me), plus all the usual classic titles they make you read at school (especially since I did related English, classic literature was ALL we focused on).
Unfortunately, classic literature just isn't me. I lose focus on the language used and usually just get plain bored with the slow storylines.
I don't know. Maybe I just haven't found the right 'Classic' book to really make me sit up a take notice. The problem is that there are just too many new books released all the time I want to read instead, as well as the huge backlog of older books I also already have, that I guess in a selfish way I don't want to waste my time going back and reading such old books.
I'm probably going to sound awful after this post but I wanted to be truthful. After all, discussions would never get anywhere really if everyone agreed all the time right??
What do you think about classic books? Is there that one 'Classic' that you think would change my mind??