Author Topic: Douglas Adams  (Read 11287 times)

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Douglas Adams
« on: August 03, 2007, 08:41:11 pm »
For me, no list of SciFi/Fantasy is complete with out mention of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  The first book to make me actually laugh out loud... to the distress of my middle school teachers ;)

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Re: Douglas Adams
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007, 03:28:59 am »
I still remember the joy of listening to the first radio series here in the UK (before the books had come out) while doing the washing up after dinner and the laughing out loud, especially at the white mice  :D

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Re: Douglas Adams
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2007, 05:53:18 pm »
I wish I'd been able to hear the radio shows
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Re: Douglas Adams
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2007, 06:50:13 pm »
They were fantastic!  I read the books first, but really enjoyed them. ;D I had copies of them on cassette tape (yuck) in college, and I have no idea where they are now - which doesn't much matter because I don't own a tape player anymore ;)

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Re: Douglas Adams
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2007, 05:08:52 pm »
I have the UK radio versions on cassette tape, and I loved listening to them when I had a long drive to visit relatives.  The only problem is now I don't have a cassette player!!  I so wish I could find them on CD!

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Re: Douglas Adams
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2007, 12:32:57 pm »
I'll be glad to take them off your hands. *wide grin* I still have mine.
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Re: Douglas Adams
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2007, 07:46:35 am »
Peter Jones as 'Marvin the Paranoid Android', brilliant just brilliant.....

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Re: Douglas Adams
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2008, 09:52:40 pm »
I'll be glad to take them off your hands. *wide grin* I still have mine.
  I used to have these too, but I ditched them in a mad "clutter cleaning" years ago because I didn't have a tape player.  What a mistake!  Now my daughter has a cute little radio/cassette player in her room for books on tape from the library and she would get a kick out of them.  Wish i still had them...

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Re: Douglas Adams
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2008, 02:00:43 pm »
I love Douglas Adam's Hitchhikers books, but my favorite books are actually Dirk Gently's Wholistic Detective Agency and Long, Dark Tea Time of the Soul.

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Re: Douglas Adams
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2008, 06:43:52 pm »
Now I loved the Hitchhiker books but just couldn't get into the Dirk Gently books.
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Re: Douglas Adams
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2008, 08:05:19 pm »
I didn't get into The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul, but I did enjoy one of the Dirk Gently books.
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Re: Douglas Adams
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2009, 08:01:31 am »
Just been on the Penguin website, Eoin Colfer is producing book 6 of the Trilogy for the 30th Anniversary of Hitchhikers Guide -publishing date is 12th October 09. I have mixed feelings about someone else doing a book, but not enough to stop me buying it when it appears.


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Re: Douglas Adams
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2009, 08:01:15 pm »
I read the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy in high school. My school Library had them so I took them out and read them. Whenever someone asks me or I am in a discussion involving the meaning of life my answer is still 42. ;D

Good books with great jokes. I wish he could have been around a little longer to write some more. I will most likely take a look at the new book coming out by Eoin Colfer.

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Re: Douglas Adams
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2010, 01:23:27 pm »
Happy Towel Day everyone!
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Re: Douglas Adams
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2010, 01:58:18 pm »
Happy Towel Day :D


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