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Douglas Adams

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born
in Cambridge, England, The United Kingdom
March 11, 1952

died
May 11, 2001

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Douglas Noël Adams was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Hitchhiker's began on radio, and developed into a "trilogy" of five books (which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime) as well as a television series, a comic book series, a computer game, and a feature film that was completed after Adams' death. The series has also been adapted for live theatre using various scripts; the earliest such productions used material newly written by Adams. He was known to some fans as Bop Ad (after his illegible signature), or by his initials "DNA".

In addition to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams wrote or co-wrote thre...more


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“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

“The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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For November, we are looking at Funny books and the Bizarro-Fiction genre. They should all provide a few lols ▬ in the literal sense ▬ which is a good change-up from October's Horror/Suspense genre.

First Grave on the Right
by Darynda Jones
First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1)
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  4 votes, 50.0%

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
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  2 votes, 25.0%

The Princess Bride
by William Goldman
The Princess Bride
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  1 vote, 12.5%

 
  1 vote, 12.5%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

John Dies at the End
by David Wong
John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1)
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  0 votes, 0.0%

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