We’ve been looking at different qualities that make up a great book: a “classic” story that’s worth passing down for generations. It can be difficult to judge a book well, so this series is an ongoing look at qualities a great book should include (you can catch last week’s at this link). Today’s topic: great books are inexhaustible.
Picture a regular book in your head. You read it through once: it’s pretty entertaining, it features some memorable characters, and maybe it included a neat plot twist you’ve never seen before. It was definitely a great book, you enjoyed it, maybe even read it twice. Perhaps you keep a copy on your bookshelf if you have the space. While it was a great story, what separates an average book like this one from a truly great, timeless book? Continue reading »