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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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it was ok

I was not impressed with this book. After reading the Foundation Trilogy, and the Three Body Problem Trilogy I decided to try another popular sci-fi book. The language of the book was too humoring, sarcastic for my taste.

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-Earthman, the planet you lived on was commissioned, paid for and run by mice. It was destroyed five minutes before the completion of the purpose for which it was built, and we’ve got to build another one.”

-The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why and Where phases. “For instance, the first phase is characterized by the question How can we eat? the second by the question Why do we eat? and the third by the question Where shall we have lunch?”

-For seven and a half million years, Deep Thought computed and calculated, and in the end announced that the answer was in fact Forty-two—and so another, even bigger, computer had to be built to find out what the actual question was. And this computer, which was called the Earth, was so large that it was frequently mistaken for a planet—especially by the strange apelike beings who roamed its surface, totally unaware that they were simply part of a gigantic computer program. And this is very odd, because without that fairly simple and obvious piece of knowledge, nothing that ever happened on the Earth could possibly make the slightest bit of sense.
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Reading Progress

May 27, 2018 – Shelved
May 27, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
July 1, 2018 – Started Reading
July 12, 2018 – Finished Reading

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