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#1 scottishbookworm

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 02:46 AM

:) Anyone fans of Douglas adams? and read his most famous book "Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy?" :)

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 03:40 AM

I am a huge Douglas Adams fan! I have most, if not all of his books. Actually I recently went on a buying spree and picked up a few copies of signed hardcover editions on Ebay. I think I've read pretty much everything he's written. I was very happy to see the movie finally come to fruition last year and honestly they did a good job with it.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 01:18 PM

I like Dirk Gently

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 02:43 PM

I read THHG2TG years back & loved it, but somehow I never got round to reading the rest of the series. I really should thouhg, as I loved it. I'm also a mega fan of the radio plays & the TV series. I was a bit miffed with the recent film though.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 03:46 PM

I am a huge Douglas Adams fan! I have most, if not all of his books. Actually I recently went on a buying spree and picked up a few copies of signed hardcover editions on Ebay. I think I've read pretty much everything he's written. I was very happy to see the movie finally come to fruition last year and honestly they did a good job with it.

If I were you treasure the signed books!

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 04:33 PM

I've read all the Hitchhiker's series and the first two Dirk Gently books. I also have The Salmon of Doubt, but haven't read it yet. Oh, and I've got Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic book which was actually written by Terry Jones!

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 06:05 PM

I read THHG2TG years back & loved it, but somehow I never got round to reading the rest of the series. I really should thouhg, as I loved it. I'm also a mega fan of the radio plays & the TV series. I was a bit miffed with the recent film though.

and me but then he did have a lot to do with the making so had to forgive it!

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 06:57 PM

I have the Starship Titanic computer game and it's hilarious. Oh yeah and don't worry those books are put away nice and safe.

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 09:57 PM

I've read all the Hitchhikers books, but many years ago, so they're vastly overdue a re-read. I did enjoy the Dirk Gently books too, but haven't been able to get into The Salmon of Doubt for some reason.

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 06:00 PM

Salmon of Doubt is fragmented in its very nature. Its really for fanatics although the Dirk Gently extract is worth the purchase on its own. I have read Hitchhikers Guide (all four are superb, Mostly Harmless is pants). The whole Dirk Gently series which is enjoyable but hard to get into and The Deeper Meaning of Liff which is an amusing diversion but nothing more.

Hitchhikers Guide is a classic the rest of his stuff is a nice way to spend an afternoon but nothing more.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 05:58 PM

I've grown up with Douglas Adams. My dad actually recorded the radio series of H2G2 when it was first on, and it was played repeatedly in the car on long journeys!

In fact my dad and brother were members of the Fan Club for a very long time - it was imperative that we knew where our towels were!!!

I've read all the Hitch-hikers books a few times, and the Dirk Gently ones twice. I keep fancying a re-read of Hitch-hikers recently as well. Maybe I will get them on audio to listen in the car.

I loved the idea in the Dirk Gently books about following a random car when you are lost, with the logic that it will get you to wear you need to be, even if there somewhere is different to where you though - I have actually tried it, and I have had a pretty high success rate!

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 02:05 AM

I read the 'Hitch-hikers' books a long time ago (age 13ish) and I remember really enjoying them - I'm a bit too young to remember the TV series though!

I recently read 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency' and found it entertaining and confusing - I think they're the type of books you cxan read over and over and notice new stuff and never make sense of it! Very enjoyable though! (I use too many exclamation marks don't I!!!!!!!!!)

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 08:33 PM

Does anybody know if the original book of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has ever been abridged or altered in any way. My BF has the box set of the 'trilogy' of five books, and he seems to think that the copy in that isn't the same as the original.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 09:13 PM

H2G2 manifests itself differently across different mediums - the radio show, books, TV series, videogame etc. are all different in millions of little and not-so-little ways. However, I do not think the books themselves were abridged or modified once in print, no.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 12:10 AM

(the radio series was the best version!).

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 03:27 AM

I read the first two books of the Hitchhiker series, but sadly was sidetracked and didn't finish it. I swear, I will finish that series before I die! I WANT TO KNOW THE QUESTION TO THE ULTIMATE ANSWER OF THE UNIVERSE.

ahem.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:00 AM

Thanks BookJumper.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:19 PM

Oh I'm a huge Douglas Adams fan. I've read the Hitchhiker's series, the Dirk Gently series and the Salmon of Doubt, and love them all. I actually find Dirk Gently less confusing than Hitchhiker's, cuz it's set in a more realistic setting as compared to a thoroughly science fiction setting for the latter.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:42 PM

I have been a fan since the original radio series, have read most of the books but felt the tone changed and it seemed towards the end that he was just writing them to fulfill a contract. The Dirk Gentley books did seem a breath of fresh air, as though he was glad to be doing something else. I loved the TV series, and his Dr Who scripts, but don't get me started on the film, it didn't happen.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 03:31 PM

I have a bumper edition and I think it contains the first 4 books in one. What are the names of 5 and 6?

Also what are the names of the Dirk books?

I have got The Starship Titanic in the house but I haven't read it yet, is it any good?

I think I've asked enough questions for now!:friends0:




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