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Happy Birthday, Douglas Adams!

Happy birthday to Douglas Adams (11 March, 1952 – 11 May, 2001)!

A Wholly Remarkable Book

“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much — the wheel, New York, wars and so on — whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man — for precisely the same reasons.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979)



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Mar. 12th, 2014 02:13 pm (UTC)
Last summer I re-read all four books. It had been decades since I had last read them. They were just as funny as I remembered, with their great social satire.

I know where my towel is... .
Mar. 14th, 2014 09:35 pm (UTC)
I know where my towel is...

You hoopy frood, you!

I'm about due for a rereading myself. I love the fact they're still as good as you remembered when you go back to revisit them.
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