Originally Posted by Bookpossum
Ha! As I said earlier, what I like about this Club is the courtesy of the members, and speaking personally, I would be happy to accept the group's verdict that a book does not qualify as literature.
Of course, the other way is what happened with this month's vote, where a book perceived by people as not qualifying as literature simply didn't get up.
Yes, I agree with you.
The definition of literature varies and of course it has a subjective aspect. I am rather an omnivore when reading, but I cherish the books that make me think, that are able to show me an aspect of thought that I didn't consider before.
And one doesn't have to agree with the writer's work to aknowledge the literary merit of a book. I think of Nabokov's Lolita, which is literature, even when I felt a bit uncomfortable reading the thoughts of the actor. But this doesn't have to be a reason to not consider it for any ( adult) bookclub.