Douglas Adams


The hitch hikers guide to the galaxy is a amazing book. This is a book that really made me laugh! It's his best book he wrote I think. Bye

>>By Geertruida   (Sunday, 20 Jul 2003 22:14)

marvin the paranoid android rules big time

>>By trident   (Wednesday, 20 Aug 2003 21:16)

yeah, Marvin's great! =)
Has anyone read The Salmon of Doubt? It really tells you a lot about Adams and it really made me think... A marvelous book!

>>By hooloovoo   (Sunday, 24 Aug 2003 09:32)

all of adam's book were awesome!!
if you havent already, read all five installments of THHGTTG, and the short story young zaphod plays it safe. If you like his slightly more serious side, read the prostitue in the family tree and (as mentioned before) the salmon of doubt. Last chance to see.. is also good, and the liff books/guides are just fun to own

>>By Mighty Crayon   (Friday, 5 Sep 2003 03:31)

I love this book!!! Another great thing....its a trilogy in 5 parts.

>>By stimulantfeline   (Saturday, 22 Nov 2003 20:12)

What are the liff books? Are "Salmon of Doubt" and the other books fiction? Have you read the Dirk Gently books? I did not get the end of the one with Coleridge.

>>By goddog   (Sunday, 23 Nov 2003 02:25)

THHGTTG is my favourate book but i was never able to get into the Dirk Gently books series. The last time I tried to read them was many years ago so i think i'll give them a try again.

>>By stimulantfeline   (Sunday, 23 Nov 2003 19:56)

I'm sorry to report, Mighty Crayon, that The Prostitute in the Family Tree is nothing to do with the author of Hitchhiker's Guide - it's by a completely different writer called Douglas Adams!

Adams' two best books, in my view, are The Meaning of Liff and Last Chance to See. I wish he'd written more non-fiction.

Daily updated news about HHGG and Douglas Adams, including information on the film (due 2005) and the new radio series (due 2004) is on my site Magrathea, and I can thoroughly recommend the Hitchhiker's Guide Appreciation Society too.

>>By MJ Simpson   (Saturday, 13 Dec 2003 00:01)

Hi all,

The greatest tribute to Adam's Hitch Hikers Guide is the fact that it started life as a BBC Radio 4 series, the book published after the first run on radio.

The radio version still tops all other versions for perfection of production and the wonder of imagined images of characters portrayed by voice alone. Worth listening to if you can get a copy. It'll kill time when stuck in traffic jams, but others around you might think there's a mad wo/man in their midst.

>>By buddy   (Saturday, 13 Dec 2003 20:44)

First i have to say aftering reading every book out by Adams that Mostly Harmless is the best and has the perfect ending that had no twist and even though the mulyi-verse dissapears with everything that isnt the important part. Also there is talk of a Hitch Hikers movie but i dont think it will come to reality any time soon if ever. So Long and thanks for all the fishes is also good but doesnt have nearly the substance of mostly harmless.
I also love the fact that the whole series was started on the idea to basically see how many time they could destroy earth, which is alot if you give liberties with the many time and demension warps in the plot line.

>>By Billy Pilgrim   (Tuesday, 2 Mar 2004 06:15)

So long and Thanks for All the Fish was the first and only book that i have ever read that made me laugh out loud. It was the shiz-nit!

>>By oledirtymilkk   (Saturday, 13 Mar 2004 10:20)

What can I say? Douglas Adams was a brilliant writer. He inspired me in so many ways - Ok Computer mainly... but his Hitch Hiker's Trilogy in Four Parts was pure genius. Zaphod Beeblebrox has to be my favourite character - he reminds me of myself at times.... I hope I don't grow an extra arm and head... or do I?

>>By Tchock   (Tuesday, 3 Aug 2004 13:04)

I just got resturant at the end of the universe and will shortly read it. Hitchikers guide to the galaxy was hilarious. As for the trilogy being in 4 parts, its not that amazing...Piers Anthony's Xanth series was originally going to be a trilogy now its 29 books long. But yes Douglas Adams' books are hilarious.

>>By Mystic Gohan   (Wednesday, 3 Nov 2004 00:05)

i've read the first four books of hitchhikers guide and i think restaurant at the end of the universe is probably the funniest book i ever read. the part where they're all in the restaurant drunk is priceless. i'm halfway through the dirk gently omnibus which is proving to be pretty funny itself. it's a shame to have lost such a brilliant man.

>>By Lalian   (Thursday, 25 Nov 2004 02:53)

I have read the first 3 books and i thought they were great and very funny, especially the 2nd one, my favourite characters are Zapod and Marvin, does anyone know anything about the films?

>>By Peni   (Wednesday, 15 Dec 2004 16:35)

As anyone had the misfortune of watching the trailer for the forth coming movie. It looks utterly charmless. But like a car crash, I'll guess I'll watch it.

>>By Princess Diana(no relation)   (Saturday, 19 Mar 2005 22:25)

I hate to say it but i agree with princess.....the movie doenst look like its gonna be good sadly. but like her i'll watch and hope for the best.

>>By Mystic Gohan   (Tuesday, 3 May 2005 04:36)

well i read the ultimate hitchiker's guide to galaxy and i have to say i couldn't stop laughing during the lead-in... the only problem was that it was written by gaiman not adams, if i'm not mistaken...
not that the books weren't funny aswell, they were...
enjoyable storys... read them...

>>By HY -   (Tuesday, 14 Jun 2005 09:27)

I read all 5 Hitchiker's both Dirk Gently's and Star Ship Titanic. All where Fantastic , Think I will read them again .

>>By Rikky   (Tuesday, 14 Jun 2005 21:36)

According to Adams what is the purpose of life?
Clue: It was a number.
i read the hitchiker books in three languages.: English, Swedish and Finnish.
I love SciFi.
Have y'all a nice summer!

>>By Janice   (Wednesday, 15 Jun 2005 12:45)

42 Far to easy !!
earth being built to replace the giant computer and all that

I believe your part of the world was designed by Slartibartfast

>>By Rikky   (Thursday, 16 Jun 2005 12:07)

Dirk Gently's became I *heart* Huckabees right? I really liked that book actually.

Has anyone read The Meaning of Liff?

>>By Lime House   (Sunday, 10 Jul 2005 05:07)

I really strugled through 'Hitchhikers' Didn't hold my attention at all but if you get a change read 'Last Chance To See', which is a fantastic book.

>>By MilkyMaid   (Sunday, 22 Jan 2006 17:14)

I haven't read any of Adams's work other than the Hitchhiker's "trilogy". I tried getting into the Dirk Gently books, but I got about forty pages into the first book and nothing had happened yet. Which doesn't surprise me, as Douglas Adams rarely writes anything with a logical plot line, but at the same time, even in the Hitchhiker's series, there was a plot in the beginning...I mean, the earth being destroyed is a pretty good introduction to a plot.

Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about. I should probably try a second time to get into his other books before I go around bashing them...

But 'Salmon of Doubt' beats all!

>>By artificial_stupidity   (Sunday, 28 May 2006 06:58)

I think the second Dirk Gently book is much better than the first.

>>By dentarthurdent   (Wednesday, 21 Jun 2006 00:08)

I read "Last chance to see" last year, even without the delicious zany humour the HHGTTU series it was a good read......

>>By planet ear   (Wednesday, 21 Jun 2006 02:26)

Sorry THHGTTG...narrower in scope but more readily available ;)

>>By planet ear   (Wednesday, 21 Jun 2006 02:28)

My preference is Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (the first of the two). I mean this is REALLY one my favorites. I've read all of Adams' (brilliant) works and have his voice recorded stuff as well, but this one I've read three times. I started a forth time but discovered that I've pretty much memorized it. I take heart, however: if I were to become a victim of Alzheimer's disease . . . .

>>By Breeze   (Tuesday, 25 Jul 2006 11:45)

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