Ysandir: In all my centuries I have not known such a jest. Young lion-see your companion for what she really is!
Alanna: Look, I came out to have a good time, and I honestly feel so attacked right now...
A classic novel isn’t good because it’s a classic, rather it is a classic because it was important to the development of the art. And that certainly doesn’t mean that any given person, on any given day, will enjoy reading it. It means that, as a writer, I should be aware of what the classic novel changed in the historical progression of novel story telling. Some classics are pretty terrible, even unreadable, but they are still important.