Tuesday, December 5, 2017

If I were stuck on a deserted island with only a few books . . .

what books would I bring?

If I were to be stranded on a desert island with only a few books . . . hmm . . . kind of like what would I choose for my last meal? Answer to that, a buffet.

But for the books, I’d have to choose things that could be read over and over and over again. Definitely would want the collected works of T.S. Eliot. That dude’s got rhythm. Let us go then, you and I, et al.

And then also something from the Bard. I’m sure I’d have time to digest the words as only time can allow. Why not go for the Oxford Complete Works, edited by Gary Taylor of FSU, the same folks who taught me computer science so well. 

And then finally, something from Hemingway, the shorts. The man knew his business in short fiction. 

And then finally (this time for real), a graphic novel. Tough decision, but I like looking at the pictures. Probably Arkham Asylum.

But that being said, glad I don’t have to decide, though, being stuck on a desert island is probably the only way I’d get to that overwhelming reading list – so not all bad.

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