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Poll Question: What is your favorite book in Douglas Adams’ Hitchiker series?
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    Posted: June 23 2005 at 23:18

I LOVE all of Douglas's work, but the Hitchhiker series is his crowning glory.  It is very hard for me to choose between the first three books, (I feel that the series started to lose ground with So Long, but books 4 and 5 were great too!) but I would have to pick the first.  There are so many great moments in that one, the Babel Fish, the whale, Slartibartfast, the destructrion of Earth a few minutes after the destruction of Arthur's house... too many to mention!

So, what's your opinion?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2005 at 14:05
Hmm really hard to say.. I love the book as a whole, I'm not sure which part is my favorite. Well, probably the first one
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2005 at 14:05

I'd have to read them all again to decide really!

BTW do you kniow that 2 more series have been done for radio covering all the books?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2005 at 00:56
Yes, Snow Dog, I did hear about that!  Have you read the scripts to the first two seasons?  In case you haven't, the first one is very similar to the first two books, but the second goes off on a tangant, and is just as brilliant as anything else Douglas has ever written!  I wonder how they are going to get the beginning of the third book to fit on to the end of the second series?  It wouldn't really work.  Maybe they won't even try. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2005 at 12:57
I never read the last two, but of the ones i did read, i would have to choose the first.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2005 at 13:13

Originally posted by Syntharachnid

Yes, Snow Dog, I did hear about that!  Have you read the scripts to the first two seasons?  In case you haven't, the first one is very similar to the first two books, but the second goes off on a tangant, and is just as brilliant as anything else Douglas has ever written!  I wonder how they are going to get the beginning of the third book to fit on to the end of the second series?  It wouldn't really work.  Maybe they won't even try. 

I've got all the episodes on my hard drive from the BBC website! Trouble is each episode is only available for one week, if I find them all available again I'll PM you!

Heres an episode guide

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hitchhikers/newseries.shtml



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2005 at 18:25
Thanks, Snow Dog!  I'll look at that episode guide whenever I get a chance!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2005 at 20:16

The first is definately the best!  Along with Restaurant and Life...

But I also like So Long And Thanks For All The Fish.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2005 at 23:54
The First three are brilliant and Id be hard pressed to choose... Ill go with restaurant though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2005 at 15:26

Der Elektrische Mönch!!!!!! -(I dont know how it is called in english)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2005 at 06:02
I actually think that Restaurant is the best. It contains the most hilarious humor IMO , for example the worlds loudest rock band! Absolutely mind-blowingly delightful stuff.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 19 2005 at 22:52
Originally posted by Rapataz

Der Elektrische Mönch!!!!!! -(I dont know how it is called in english)

Douglas Adams was the new Messias and died much too early

And I Am His Biggest Fan In Germany     

Looks like it translates to "The Electric Monk" whom is mentioned in "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency", so this might be the book you are talking about.  It isn't a Hitchhiker book though. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 19 2005 at 23:56
Did you read his "The Meaning of Liff", co-written with some David Lloyd, if I remember right?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 19 2005 at 23:58
Just looked it up, it was John Lloyd.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 00:02

"Der Elektrische Mönch" was the German title of the first of his two "Dirk Gently" books and had the original title "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency". The 2nd of this series was "The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul".


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 15:19
Restraunt at the end of the universe....funny stuff. There all good though.
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