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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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Apr 07, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction
Read in March, 2006

Hitch a ride round the universe with Douglas Adams and laugh at the absurdity of existence. I re-read the first two books and then completed the other two parts of the trilogy (I know - you do the math!). The best science fiction uses SF to explore philosophical issues, according to Phillip K. Dick. That may be true, as Adams explores answers to God (illogical), probability (infinite improbability can drive a spacecraft), life (answer=42, now what's the question?), but in Adams' hands SF also explores man's greatest gift: laughter. The radio series was better than the TV series which was better than the film, but none of them match up to the books for fun that is out of this universe.

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