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Ever read the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by Compulsive Dementia, Apr 26, 2003.

  1. Compulsive Dementia Gems: 7/31
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    Just what it says, or any books in the series. And what did you think of it?
     
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    Utterly brilliant.

    42, the meaning on life, the universe and everything!
     
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    Every single one :)
     
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    I read the first book. The part where a missle turns into a whale really cracked me up. Good light reading.
     
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    Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it.

    What I like best is, that it took Ford somehting like ten years to the change the entry for humans in the guide from "harmelss" to "mostly harmless". And the guy who proves that god does not exist and gets crashed by car while crossing the street.
     
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    If you thought the whale and pot of petunias (sp?) was funny, you should read the other books, especially the third one, I think. It really enlightens the whole things, and is really funny.
     
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    Really good book. It's pretty funny too.
     
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    Vogon Poetry. Babylonian fish and proof of nonexistence of God ("Oh, I did not thought of this one..." he says and disappears in a cloud of logic)
    And the best one: Don't ever throw Q-letter in the *some plant, forgot which one, tavolník in czech* bush!

    :thumb:
     
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    I thought it was the babble fish, but hey. Which reminds me that numbers on the bills of checks don't behave the same as regular numbers (there is no connnection to the number of people that show up, what they eat and how expensive it is, and how many people are ready to pay for it).
     
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    It's actually the Babel Fish, as in the tower of babel, where, in the bible, different languages were created. Hence its purpose.
     
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    Babel = Babylon in Czech.
    Sorry.
     
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    [​IMG] I've read restaurant at the end of the universe. However i have the first three (the best ones IMHO) on cassete, word for word, read by Douglas Adams himself. I love them! I listen to them so often (the first three, i lost the last two :( ) that i can quote parts, though not recently.
     
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    There's even a computer game. Actually 2. Douglas Adams made one story extra up for another game.
     
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    Compared to Pratchett's books, I found it very shallow and not very funny.
     
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    Adams is a genious I tell you.
     
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    Yup. I actually heard that the whole things started out as some radio show. And my parents had the computer game, but found it very frustrating, for no apparent reason...........
     
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    It's damn tricky. I wouldn't have made it on the vogon-ship without the walkthrough.

    I actually loved the game so much, I loaded a whole bunch of the games of that company down. Text-adventures. Infocom. This is Off-Topic. But anyway, if someone loved the Books, I would recommend to check those games out.

    http://www.douglasadams.com/creations/infocomjava.html

    [ April 28, 2003, 00:46: Message edited by: Yago ]
     
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    Those games are so bloody hard! I forgot the ray gun that you pick up on the vogon ship and then died later on. I didnt continue playing.

    I loved the 5th book, mostly harmless. The fifth book in the increasingly inaccurately named hitchhikers guide to the galaxy trilogy.

    The BBC did a television series of the first 2 books, and if you're too lazy to read them, see the videos. Its a crack up.
     
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    I tried hard to read all the literature written by Douglas Adams that I could find, so I definitely have read all of the books in the series. I share the same opinion as most people, that it's very funny, and I found it eerily profound too.
     
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    I just downloaded the game from an abandonware website. It looks, interesting to say the least.
     
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