Hi DS, "Best" is of course very much a matter of opinion, but there are a lot of active threads. I would say there are as many as ever, and the Maus thread you are already in looks like a great thread. There are a number of Dostoevsky threads. They have excellent in-depth discussions of the author's works and philosophy. The Nabokov threads have quite a few posts, even if only a few members. (Says something about how talkative we are, I suppose ). These are all rather specialized and I hope this post prompts someone else to disagree and point out other threads according to a different definition of "best." Peder PS In a totally different category, and I suppose I can't really ignore it at all, there are the Dan Brown/DaVinci Code threads. If you just listen, that's where all the shouting is coming from. P.