I discovered this video several years ago. I fell in love with this story, as reading was a big part of my childhood (especially as there was no internet, books on tape, etc., when I was a kid.) I also enjoyed the Hurricane scenario and the New Orleans vibe in the video.
I find the story bittersweet, as the man lives wholly within his world of books, but he remains content. (And no, it’s not the Time Enough at Last,the Burgess Meredith Twilight Zone episode, and it ends on a more positive note than Anton Chekhov’s “The Bet“.)
Having an office full of “stuff”, I can attest to the job of reading both new and familiar books. I am glad that my parents encouraged us (myself, my sister and brother) to read. A lifetime of pleasure has been my reward.