I was recently lecturing for several days at a very nice International Open North of Toronto and was sharing a bungalow with grandmasters Kudrin and Serper. One day I was relaxing between endless raves and pulled out my copy of The Final Countdown. Serper (who is an extremely talented player) asked what I was looking at. I handed it to him and he glanced at the contents. “Why would anyone want to read this?” he asked.