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  1.  (7272.1)
    Righto, I have a slight problem of choice. Next week I'm going away for the weekend to climb a mountain and hang around shirtless in the best climbing wall in Wales. I've got some writing to be doing but hopefully I'll find a bit of time to chill out and read (maybe in the minute rest per move on the bouldering problems I find at best wall in Wales).

    My current thinking is that I take one of the following:


    • The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell.

    • The Warlord of the Air by Michael Moorcock.

    • Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber.

    • Coraline by Neil Gaiman.


    • You'll notice that they're all short. Which means even if I don't finish any of them (I won't) then I'll have a chance of making a decent stab at them.

      So Whitechapel what book should I take to the mountains?
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    I'd toss them all and find yourself a copy of Harlan Ellison's An Edge In My Voice. Best collection of essays ever put together and the smoldering anger will kepp you nice and warm....
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    That, not surprisingly, isn't very useful as a recommendation for the immediate situation; especially considering that it's out of print. I'll take a note of the collection to look into later (although I've never really been a Harlan Ellison fan), but the next book I buy is going to be OL 17. From the selection please.
  4.  (7272.4)
    My vote would be Swords and Deviltry. Problems of Philosophy sounds interesting also, but you might be more in the mood for fiction after a day of mountain climbing.