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Old 10-08-2009, 09:15 AM   #1
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Desert island books and need for fire..

You are on a desert island. You have no shortage of all the real books ever published, food and water - but no fire.
A couple of books (nominally five) need to be sacrificed for the greater good.
Which ones get nice and toasty?
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:20 AM   #2
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None! I would rather be cold than burn a book, no matter how bad it is! It's just not done!
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:21 AM   #3
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None! I would rather be cold than burn a book, no matter how bad it is! It's just not done!
Just *suppose*, given it means the difference between life and death...
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:33 AM   #4
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Oh, but that's easy. All the real books ever published probably contain a few books on the subject of accounting. They can burn...
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:51 AM   #5
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Oh, but that's easy. All the real books ever published probably contain a few books on the subject of accounting. They can burn...
i'm with sweetpea. also any books about using spreadsheets.

also, i think i might actually enjoy burning marivaux.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:56 AM   #6
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I've had four of my own books published over the years I'd burn 'em all. In fact, I'd do that even if I wasn't on a desert island, except that I doubt if there a many copies still in existence.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:26 AM   #7
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Just *suppose*, given it means the difference between life and death...
Hmmm... Ok, If I *HAVE* to burn 5 books I would say that I would sift through the bookpiles until I found some Erich Von Däniken books and burn those. I think he's written enough "manure" to find at least five.
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:31 PM   #8
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I would burn all screaming head political rant books regardless of political leanings.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:51 PM   #9
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:08 PM   #10
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Hmmm... Ok, If I *HAVE* to burn 5 books I would say that I would sift through the bookpiles until I found some Erich Von Däniken books and burn those. I think he's written enough "manure" to find at least five.
HA! I came in here to say exactly that!
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Old 10-09-2009, 03:14 AM   #11
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Hmmm... Ok, If I *HAVE* to burn 5 books I would say that I would sift through the bookpiles until I found some Erich Von Däniken books and burn those. I think he's written enough "manure" to find at least five.
Hmm, I wouldn't... As you're alone on that island, at some point you'll want to read that, even if only just for laughs... While any books having to do with economics, is just mind numbingly boring...
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:32 AM   #12
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Easy decision. John Ringo's "Ghost".
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:21 AM   #13
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Easy decision. John Ringo's "Ghost".
Well, thats just one book Harry, the premise was five books Although I agree with you. that is without doubt his worst book so far.
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:46 AM   #14
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The five biggest books. (sorry, I can be a very "practical" person at times).
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:02 AM   #15
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The five biggest books. (sorry, I can be a very "practical" person at times).
Ok, that would be 4 books by Tolstoi and The world's most famous banana recipes by Adrian.
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