The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

by Douglas Adams | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0671432419 Global Overview for this book
Registered by book_drunkard of Osgood, Indiana USA on 3/9/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by book_drunkard from Osgood, Indiana USA on Thursday, March 09, 2017
Summary from back cover:

IF TOM ROBBINS AND KURT VONNEGUT HAD A SON, THIS IS THE BOOK HE WOULD WRITE!

But he'd get sued down to his skivvies because Douglas Adams has already written it!

AND...

It's the wildest, funniest novel to come along in the last ten years.

Maybe fifteen.

Well...twelve, anyway.

Why, it's about the end of the world and the happy-go-lucky days that follow it...about the very worst Thursday that ever happened, and why the universe is a lot safer if you bring a towel...

If you haven't heard of it before, you're hearing about it now.

And this is just the Beginning.

Journal Entry 2 by book_drunkard at Osgood, Indiana USA on Monday, October 02, 2017
Blech!
I hated this so much that I would rather re-read Wild Animus than suffer through a second reading of this one.

Journal Entry 3 by book_drunkard at Bookbox, by mail -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (3/22/2018 UTC) at Bookbox, by mail -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sending off on a journey in "The Otherworldly" bookbox.

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, May 03, 2018
I'm claiming this from the Otherworldly bookbox. I first encountered the story via the delightful 1981 TV mini-series, and enjoyed the books as well. (The more recent film version was not nearly as good, IMO.) I loved Adams' snarky, surreal riffs on SF tropes - and anything else he could think of; great fun! There are too many wonderful lines to quote, but here are a couple of my favorites:

"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."

And this exchange between Ford and Arthur:

"You'd better be prepared for the jump into hyperspace. It's unpleasantly like being drunk."
"What's so unpleasant about being drunk?"
"Ask a glass of water."

I still giggle at that one...

[The TV Tropes page may be of interest as well.]

Journal Entry 5 by wingGoryDetailswing at Mine Falls Park in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, May 04, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (5/4/2018 UTC) at Mine Falls Park in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book, bagged against the elements, at the Lincoln Park entrance to Mine Falls Park; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 Movie release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 TV Series release challenge. ***

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