This is a question that I have been pondering for years. What is it that delineates books from authors such as Tolkien, Hemingway, Twain, Plato, etc from the rest of the published works in society? I ask this as I personally do not believe many of today's books to be literature, I am especially irked when comic books are considered to be. What are your thoughts on this matter? For you, what is it that seperates the two?