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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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Apr 24, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended for: anyone who needs a good laugh

I read this book about 51,017 times when I was in seventh grade. I wore my copy out. That was a time in my life when I very much would have preferred to belong to some alien species, trapped here through no fault of my own. Also: "The ships hung in the air in much the same way that bricks don't." How can you improve on writing like that?

Q: What's so bad about being drunk?
A: Just ask a glass of water.

ahhh, good times.
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Cathy Wilcox Great review. I think I must read it!

message 2: by Andrew (new)

Andrew I too have loved this book since I was in my early teens. 30 years on, I can and do still quote passages, and have read it dozens of times. Thanks for your review. Now I have to go and download it and read it again!

message 1: by Shoshana (new)

Shoshana Hantman I agree completely with Melina that the two quotations represent the best sentences ever written in English. In fact, the brick quotation can cause one to become stoned without the use of any marijuana.

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