Originally Posted by jgaiser
To paraphrase former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart:
"A Classic is hard to define, but I'll know it when I see it" ...
So I guess if Jon considers Harry Potter to be a "Classic" he's welcome to his opinion. I, on the other hand, do not consider it a classic.
Harry Potter is noteworthy because it got a lot of kids and even adults reading. It became very popular and after 14 years is still popular.
The problem with classic is that some of the books classified as classic don't fit. So what's wrong with something that's going strong after 14 years, has immense popularity, is not going away any time soon and will soon have renewed interest as well.