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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
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Aug 20, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011
Read from August 14 to 20, 2011

I recently re-read Dirk Gentley's Holistic Detective Agency and realized it was not as good as I remembered so I approached my re-read of Tea Time with some trepidation. I remember loving this book, really loving it. Perhaps it might be better not to read it again.

I'm happy to report that for me, the book holds up. It's funny, it's weird, it has Norse gods. I love it and it remains one of my favorite books of all time.

I was also reacquainted with a paragraph that I remember fondly from reading this book long ago:

"Yes, it is true," he was saying, "that sometimes unusually intelligent and sensitive children can appear to be stupid. But, Mrs. Benson, stupid children can sometimes appear to be stupid as well. I think that's something you might have to consider. I know it's very painful, yes. Good day Mrs. Benson."

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