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Old 08-22-2004, 05:03 PM   #1
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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy/Life, The Universe, and Everything


Hmm, I was reading the wiki today when I stumbled upon this: http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/C/C_plus_plus_tips (at the very bottom).

How many Douglas Adams fans do we have here? I haven't read all the books yet, but I loved the first one and I was about 1/4 of the way through of L,U,E when I had to return it to the library They RAWKED.

By the way, does anyone else go to the LUE board on www.gamefaqs.com? I want to know if we have any fellow Linux LUEsers... (By the way, LUE on GameFAQs is now off limits to anyone who doesnt have 150 karma, who's userid is less than 88113 and who didnt sign up for it, so all you new fans can't be a part of it. The discussions on the board are mainly perverted anyway, but a lot of funny stuff comes up).

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Old 08-22-2004, 05:14 PM   #2
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(By the way, LUE on GameFAQs is now off limits to anyone who doesnt have 150 karma, who's userid is less than 88113
what ! that sucks !
 
Old 08-22-2004, 05:30 PM   #3
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Got the trilogy of five for 7 and loved reading some great sci-fi/comedy again. Though I feel the first 3 were great and the second two less so. Maybe I read them too quick, about 1 a day. Definalely worth it though... to finally get all those online quotes
 
Old 08-22-2004, 08:53 PM   #4
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Freaky, I just came to General to make a thread for the best quotes from Hitchhiker's Guide, so weird.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 09:19 PM   #5
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I have read the entire H2G2 series and Starship Titanic. Great stuff.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 12:56 PM   #6
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I guess I could say I was a fan.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 03:00 PM   #7
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Adams didn't just do outerspace, the Dirk Gently books are excellent.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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Old 08-24-2004, 03:56 PM   #8
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Got all of Adams' books, including more than 1 dog-eared paperback copy of HHGTTG and an autographed copy of "Last Chance to See". Also have the HHGTTG BBC DVD. Great stuff!

It's not that the later books are less funny, but rather that Adams' wit matured over the years and he became more interested in creating interesting plots than silly jokes. Still, I have to admit that I enjoy the earliest books the most.
 
  


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