In my Captivity Narratives class we're now reading a book on the Holocaust and the Nazi concentration camps, which gets extremely depressing, so I REALLY needed to read a book to lift my spirits. Douglas Adams definitely fits in that category :)  I love British humor, I don't know why, but it just pokes my funny bone and I find it hysterical. I decided to re-read "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams, which gave me an excuse to finally buy the fancy "Penultimate Hitchhiker's Guide" from Barnes and Noble.

Anyway, I haven't read Adams in a few years now and I still love him. It's so absurd that it just makes you laugh out loud while reading; things like how the Hitchhiker's Guide recommends such things as "a towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have." I love Marvin the depressed robot, and when I eventually watched the movie they made I thought that Alan Rickman was perfect for the role. Now that's the voice in my head when I read the "trilogy."

The parallels between Adams' world and our world's absurdity is brilliant, I mean, the earth gets blown up for make way for a hyperspace express route.

There are so many wonderful quotes! The language itself is intriguing for me because it's so unique.

- "The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't"
- "Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the Universe than we do now"
- "Life," said Marvin dolefully, "loathe it or ignore it, you can't like it."

If you don't like the series, then you may be the reason why human beings are just the third most intelligent species on earth behind mice and dolphins. So long, and thanks for all the fish!