bug out with one book

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Post by DFWMTX » Wed May 16, 2007 10:25 am

The dead have risen, you've decided to flee. What reading material do you take with you?

Btw, let's not count reference materials that are useful for a (Z)PAW. I'm just talking about what you would bring to read for pleasure.

Myself, I'm bringing Murisaki's "Tale of Genji". I've never read it, and it's over 1100 pages, so it should last me a while.
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Post by IllicitDreams » Wed May 16, 2007 10:30 am

I'd take "The Basic Writings of Nietzche". It's a collection of some of his better known works.

Or something educational like that.

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Post by jor-el » Wed May 16, 2007 10:39 am

I have a comic book folder about 2 gigs in size. All of the Walking Dead, Justice League and many DC titles, Most of Marvel's Civil War and Annihilation Saga. Lots of catching up to do.
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Post by Nefarious » Wed May 16, 2007 10:45 am

Probably anything by Douglas Adams.

Failing that? Probably (if it exists) a heroic tale of men clad in power armour, wielding phone cord wrapped katanas against the undead menace, for the win!
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Post by Jamie » Wed May 16, 2007 10:59 am

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At first I was going to say screw books, and grab an extra botte of water or mainstay bar, but I'll be grabbing this book for my son Ben...it'll make the adjustment to the zombocalypse a bit easier (for both of us) to have some good stories to read with my son...

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Post by Da Plumber » Wed May 16, 2007 11:23 am

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Post by PlatonicPimp » Wed May 16, 2007 11:56 am

Dogs in the Vineyard. It's an indy RPG with the most flexible game system I've ever seen. That, a bag of dice, and some friends, and I'll be set for entertainment for a good long time.

Though I may instead grab my copy of Tri-stat Dx. Its a more traditional RPG system, More easily adapted to different genres, and easier to get my friends into.

For plain reading? Uh.... Shit. Forget it. I'm bugging out to the library. I mean, picking one woman out of all the women on earth to live with and love the rest of my life, no problem. But one book? I cant' do that. I can't commit like that.
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Post by Hanuman110 » Wed May 16, 2007 12:26 pm

i'm working on putting together a little pocket sized book that'll include my favorite quotes, verses, poems, maybe a short story or two.

But as far as fiction and such, I'd probably go with Starship Troopers right now.
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Post by Ashemaru » Wed May 16, 2007 12:54 pm

I have a hand full of Roger Zelaznys (my favorite sci-fi/fantasy author), some Buddhist literature, and the SAS Survival Handbook thrown in.

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Post by CLEAR CUT » Wed May 16, 2007 5:19 pm

The Kama Sutra. Don't leave the house during an apocalypse without it!
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Post by Nefarious » Wed May 16, 2007 6:15 pm

CLEAR CUT wrote:The Kama Sutra. Don't leave the house during an apocalypse without it!
Minor lolgasm at the last statement. It brought some worrying mental images...

Edit: *Takes his mind from the gutter, and punts it into orbit, inadvertantly causing himself major neural injury*
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Post by Erik » Wed May 16, 2007 6:53 pm

Just one book? I'd go with Lord of the Rings. I was a huge fan of the book in high school, wayyy before it was cool to like LOTR. Great, long, rereadable book.

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Post by ZombieCleaner » Wed May 16, 2007 7:45 pm

Its cool to like LOTR?!
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Post by doc66 » Wed May 16, 2007 8:30 pm

One book? Is it possible to just take one book? I guess that if I have to take one book it would be an anthology, like Dashell Hammit or something.... Maybe the Bible, the storys told over the course of history of a people can't be too bad to have around.

I guess it would be the Bible.

Yeah. That's the one.

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Post by Doctor Jest » Wed May 16, 2007 9:55 pm

My Scofield reference edition Bible.
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Post by jmcanon92 » Wed May 16, 2007 10:18 pm

I'd bring my bible. Nothing like the good book to help deal with your state of mind in an undead world.

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Post by Steev » Wed May 16, 2007 10:19 pm

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Post by thorian » Wed May 16, 2007 11:37 pm

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Post by Feuerlied » Wed May 16, 2007 11:44 pm

IllicitDreams wrote:I'd take "The Basic Writings of Nietzche". It's a collection of some of his better known works.

Or something educational like that.
I'd personally take "The Will to Power". I think it was probably one of the better books out there; that is as long as you can tell which passages to ignore that his sister doctored after his death.
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Post by Head Collector » Thu May 17, 2007 5:49 am

Man just 1 book?? Hmmm...I have a large leather-bound book with everything Edgar Allen Poe ever wrote in it. Either that or a volume of stories written by H.P. Lovecraft. I guess it'd have one of those.

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Post by Erik » Thu May 17, 2007 6:28 am

*Shudder* During the zombocalypse, I'd think there'd be enough creepy stuff going down that I wouldn't want to read Lovecraft....

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Post by Ahkaine » Thu May 17, 2007 10:06 am

+ 1 on LOTR!

Tolkien was a constant companion during junior and senior high. College also.

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