Sunday, January 6, 2019
Sunday Games - Three Books
On Kim DuToit's former site, he would more or less annually throw out a challenge.
In the 1960 classic flick version of H.G. Wells The Time Machine, seen above, at the end of the movie, the inventor goes back to his own time, grabs three books from his library, and returns to the future, to help the helpless Eloi, bred for food by the Morlochs, re-invent civilization.
"Which three books would you choose?"
If you'd like to play, a few brief rules.
Rule 1) One book from each category:
* General knowledge
* Specialist technical knowledge
* Anything Else
Rule 2) You have to read the posts before yours, because: NO DUPLICATES.
Failure to follow Rule 2 may result in anything from Tsk!Tsk!ing to merciless mocking to blotting your entry into the ether, purely at random whim. Don't muck this up; it isn't that hard to get right.
Rule 3) Any series or multi-volume sets shall count as one book.
Rule 4) Consider the following books already picked, thus OFF LIMITS:
*The Christian Bible, Old & New Testaments
any version you can imagine, and any included subsets, like the Torah, etc.
*Any Dictionary You Can Imagine
*Any Thesaurus You Can Imagine
*Any Set Of Encyclopedias You Can Imagine
Britannica, Americana, etc.
Don't go there, please.
Anything else is fair game.
Comments are wide open.
You may confine yourself to just listing the three titles, or explain yourself as you feel the need.
If you choose to provide Amazon links, that's up to you.
Have at it. The future of the Eloi awaits your decisions.
Survival, and/or every other subject.
I'll throw out the first pitch in the opening comment.
Then it's on.