What will historians christen our period, in regards to literature? Have we produced any classics that we are unaware of because they have not yet proven the ability to withstand time? So much is produced and distributed now a day, but is any of it saying anything; countless mystery, romance and action novels fill up shelves at airports and drug stores...what message do they send? Is all of this fluff, merely made to entertain the decreasing number of people who still "actually read?"