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douglas adams by montyfreak0234 on 3 March 2006 11:33pm
have any of you ever read anything by douglas adams. there is a fairly new book that was published as a memoir of his death. there is an intoduction to the introduction to the new eddition of the novel and the introduction of the new edditon of the novel by terry jones and it is pretty funny in my opinion and its hard to make me laugh. there is a part about how douglas addams was at a train station and had a bag of cookies, someone took the cookies and ate one, so he took another and it went on like this until they were gone. the man left and when douglas adams train came he lifted his things and guess what he found? he found his cookies. i really liked that story if you havent read anything by douglas adams youre really missing out but salmon of doubt is just okay because it is just a collection of articles that he wrote a while ago.
Re: douglas adams by tucsonmike on 3 March 2006 11:45pm
Read Hitchhikers Guide of course. Saw the series on TV as well. My favorite is still the bouncer. (I like throwing people out of spaceships, me auntie told me it was a good job).

Re: douglas adams by sighthound on 4 March 2006 1:05am
Adams is also one of the authors of Graham Chapman's liar's autobiography.
Re: douglas adams by tucsonmike on 4 March 2006 1:15am
I had forgotten about that Sight...
Re: douglas adams by sighthound on 4 March 2006 1:26am
I just picked up the dvd of the movie version "Hitchhikers Guide..." haven't viewed it yet. I never saw it on tv but remember it from radio.
Re: douglas adams by montyfreak0234 on 4 March 2006 1:52am
the movie doesnt really follow th e book, it doesnt even explain the towel which makes me sad. Douglas Adams also wrote a dictionary of words that arnt defined but i forgot what it was called.
Re: douglas adams by Spursfan on 4 March 2006 10:15am
Yes, read all the Hitchhikers books, i.e. HGTTG; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life,The Universe and Everything; So Long and Thanks for All The Fish.

About 20 years ago though!! Might have to get them out again!
Re: douglas adams by perfectbitch on 4 March 2006 11:45am
I was disappointed in both the tv series and the movie, especially the movie. The radio series is, in my humble opinin, the best way to experience this fine work. The books come a close second. I love the theme music (The Eagles, I think but very atypical of their other stuff.) We carried Nick's coffin into the crematorium to that piece of music. It seemed and was fitting.

Re: douglas adams by Stern on 4 March 2006 6:58pm
the dictionary is called "the meaning of liff" and "the deeper meaning of liff". both are in excerpts available online. you just need to google it and you'll find lots of websites.
Re: douglas adams by Stern on 4 March 2006 7:01pm
did you read graham crackers by graham chapman? his "fuzzy memories"... very funny!
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