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Old 06-08-11, 07:44 PM   #1
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I'm not much of a reader, although I really should be as I've never had a problem reading in depth articles and information online... even whole wikipedia pages when I'm bored. But for a book/Author to grab my attention is rare.

But anyway, that Author is Douglas Adams His style of writing is just amazing... I actually have to do a double take at what he writes and sometimes re-read whole paragraphs just to make sure I read it right! I'm a big fan of all his stuff especially the Dirk Gently series and The Hitch Hiker books

Anyone else a fan of this Author?
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Old 06-10-11, 07:28 AM   #2
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he was definately a brilliant, funny author - it's a shame that he didn't write more than he did.

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I love Marvin quotes xD

"Simple. I got very bored and depressed, so I went and plugged myself in to its external computer feed. I talked to the computer at great length and explained my view of the Universe to it,"
"And what happened?"
"It committed suicide,"
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also -

Marvin: Here I am, brain the size of a planet and they ask me to take you down to the bridge. Call that job satisfaction? 'Cos I don't. ...
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Only read some of the Hitch hikers series but just enjoyed the first one and some ideas from the others like the restaurant at the end of the universe - i'd love to go there. I also like the tragic character of Marvin, shame, he could easily have been designed to be happy. Oh, and "The meaning of Liff" was also good.
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I actually have to do a double take at what he writes and sometimes re-read whole paragraphs just to make sure I read it right!
Yeah, me too. He was one of the most clever authors I've ever read. There was a lot of "Wait, what?" kind of moments.
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Oh yes, The Guide :D. Love that book :) and could use a book where it is written "Don't panic!". Have you guys heard about Eoin Colfer doing sort of a continuation of the Guide? Think I might give it a go....

http://www.amazon.com/Another-Thing-...?pageNumber=10
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I have thought of rereading the Dirk Gently novels. They are really good.
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Love the Guide books. Bought a compilation, as I've lost the individual books over the years.
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