Since the author of this guide begins with questioning what a classic is. And then continues to talk about the difference between enjoying classics and being a book snob I think I'll combine both parts of his opening to form my own. So here is my 'foreword': I don't know about all the other list reviews but have they actually read the book?
And there you have it 'snobbery' and a 'question'. Now it's time to quit being ridiculous and to jump on the bandwagon! I've read it all...well aside from essays and letters and...well I've read the books
Edgar Allan PoeI think I'm finished with you...
E.R. EddisonI (solemnly) promise to go through and complete your collections...
Charlotte and Anne Bronte
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Edgar Rice Burroughs
H. G. Wells
George OrwellMaybe I will, maybe I won't finish your work
Joseph ConradStill trying to get the fuss...
Ayn RandHaven't read yet but will
George Bernard Shaw
Gaston LerouxReluctant to begin
J.D. SalingerKnow the story but I haven't read
F. Scott FitzgeraldI would see you on a stage!
George Bernard ShawI read a poet and I did know it!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
William Butler Yeats
E. A. PoeShort geniuses (stories that is)
E.A. Poe (what's he doing here a third time!)
Roald DahlPotential classics (in my mind)
J.M. CoetzeeNot necessarily potential classics but entertaining
Steven EriksonNot-potential classics that I enjoyed but weren't 'great literature'
This book? - let's be honest it was ripping off the plots of so many other novels