Originally Posted by AnemicOak
Yep, although following that I suppose something like the Pratchett book could get nominated and I just don't see how that's a classic, doesn't mean others won't think it is though.
Originally Posted by kennyc
Well, yeah I see your point, it could become a straight popularity contest regardless of the category/type..
The MRBC is sort of controlled anarchy. While we don't want to be to rigid.... we also don't want someone coming in here with three accounts and nominating _The Lost Symbol_ as a classic.
I'm almost tempted to add a caveat that to be a classic the book must be in the public domain or say it must be published more than 50 years ago.
Anyway, Flatland certainly looks like a classic to me.