About the Author
Douglas Adams (1952-2001) was an English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist. He is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy—which yielded the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything¿42. Hitchhiker's Guide originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books. Adams also wrote Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, in addition to three stories for the TV show Doctor Who.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hilarious)-The Restaurant at the end of the Universe (Not as funny as the others. Too short but some cool ideas.)-Life, the Universe and Everything (Anything that makes you cry from laughter more than a couple times gets 5 stars!)-So long, and Thanks for All the Fish (4) (A dissapointment after _LU&E_. But still funny and zanny. Can't believe that Norman died.)
This was, by far, the most hilarious collection of writing I have EVER read. The way that it made no sense and too much sense at the same time was phenomenal, and the sinister and slapstick humor went together like cheese and ham. Adams' own original way of describing things is priceless ('Mr. L. Prosser was, as they say, only human. In other words he was a carbon-based bipedal life form descended from an ape. More specifically, he was forty, fat and shabby and worked for the local council.') I recommend this book to anyone who likes to totally lose themselves in a crazy adventure that will lead them into the most insane places of Douglas Adams' mind. Believe, after the first page, you'll be hooked.