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The Instant Cricket Library

An Imagined Anthology

The Instant Cricket Library by Dan Liebke, ISBN: 9781921778902
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ISBN: 9781921778902
Publisher: Slattery Media Group
Published: November 2018
Format: Paperback
Language: English

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The Instant Cricket Library

An Imagined Anthology

In Dan Liebke's debut cricket book, The Instant Cricket Library, you'll find excerpts from a number of remarkable cricket books, none of which you've ever read before-because none of them actually existed. There's I, Pad, Shane Watson's infamous manifesto arguing that the LBW Law should be abolished. There's Out of My Ed, in which you'll discover the truth about the real Ed Cowan. There's a Banner-Man comic book, a Mitch Marsh play, and much more. They're all part of the Instant Cricket Library.

Imagine a world after a complete societal collapse. A big collapse, like Australia on a raging Chennai turner. In this dystopian future, all of the world's cricket books have been destroyed. Nothing remains, not even the Steve Waugh autobiographies, which were previously believed to be impervious not just to casual readers, but to all known forms of physical damage. And yet, a hardy group of researchers search desperately for hints of what might have been lost. A title here. A snippet of text there. A tattered cover somewhere else. They gather all the clues they've discovered of the lost world of cricketing literature, and enter them into a hastily constructed supercomputer.

Finally, with a burst of makeshift artificial intelligence, they extrapolate from those fragments and regenerate a complete cricket library in an instant. This instant cricket library is a marvel of resourcefulness, and a glorious tribute to the ingenuity and determination of humanity, even when faced with the most nightmarish and cricketless of futures.

Just because a cricket book never existed doesn't mean it's not worth reading.

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