Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Inform My Reading List! The Seriously Old Books

Hellllloooooo you lovely Gentle Readers!! I am back from my vacation to the Family5000 Compound in beautiful Bandon, Oregon, and oh my do we have a lot of blogging to catch up on. In the next few days, you will be dazzled by posts on such favorite L&TM5K topics as Boring Postcards, Maps, the Media, and the Decemberists. There will also be a College Football one that you can just skim.

But before all that, tonight, we have unresolved business to take care of, do we not? Yes! It's time for some...

Seriously Old Books

Do I have the smartest blog readership, or what? I floated Sun-Tzu's the Art of War, token favorite classic of unimaginitive corporate grunts everywhere, out there like so much fresh chum. But no -- L&TM5K sharks go for a fresher kind of prey. Most impressive.

For the record, here were my votes

1) Beowulf; 2) Herotidus, Histories; 3) the Iliad; 4) Marcus Aurelius, Meditations; 5) The Bhagavad Gita; 6) The Golden Ass; 7) Dream of the Red Chamber

And Now:

The Winners!

1. The Odyssy (8 1/2)
2. The Iliad (6)
3. Beowulf (5)
4. Chaucer, Cantebury Tales (4 1/2)
5. The Epic of Gilgamesh (4)
5. The Golden Ass (4)


1 comment:

fingerstothebone said...

Don't mean to quibble, but Dream of the Red Chamber was outside of your time frame anyhow. I think from the 1700's.