Captain James Tiberius Kirk once said (a Star Trek episode or movie, I don't recall) that Jaqueline Sussan's novel, Valley of the Dolls was one of the great classics of the 20th Century.
This book was a bestseller, but I have never read it.
So, I am starting a challenge.
If you are a bit lazy, you can watch the movie.
Author - must be dead
Publication - the original date must be from 1955 to 1995. If you have a
reprint, that's ok. You don't need to get a book from the stacks of a library, if you are going to die from the dust.
Goal - When you write your book review, you must say whether it can become a classic or whether it is a product of its time and that it will be forgotten 50 years from now.
Double-Dipping - Ok by me. If you are reading the book for another challenge, it's fine with me. Kill two birds with one stone.
Reward - I will link to your blog with your book/movie selection. When you write a review, I will add that link.
I will have two drawings. Book reviewers can get a big book. Movie reviewers get a little book.
Deadline - Now until October 31, 2007.
Fiction(General) - James Clavell, Ian Fleming, Arthur Hailey, Alex Haley, Louis L'Amour, C. S. Lewis, James Michener, Jacqueline Susann, Dr. Seuss, J.R.R. Tolkien
Cooking - Julia Child
History - Stephen Ambrose, Barbara Tuchman
Mystery - Agatha Christie
Non-fiction (general) Betty Friedan
Poetry - T. S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Ezra Pound
Science - Stephen Jay Gould, Carl Sagan
Self-Help - Dale Carnegie, Dr. Benjamin Spock
Science Fiction - Issac Asimov, Rod Serling
Movies - Airport, Hawaii, Roots, etc.
Must be the version made closest to the original publication date
Bloggers and their book/movie:
Isabel - Caravans by James Michener