Right up there with HHGTTG.
I read it back in high school (early 70's) and I remembered that I liked it.I'm really glad I got it in audiobook, it's a very fun story.
*SPOILERS* (in best River Song voice) Don't read further if you don't want your reading of the book colored by my idiotic opinions.
I love all his stuff, but I'm not sure why he kind of just slapped an ending on this one. The concept is brilliant, the writing top notch, and Adams wrote the sexiest female characters ever, but it kind of peters out with a whimper at the very, very end.
He was one seriously funny and creative guy.
The way he connected past and present seamlessly.
Yes. If you're a fan, seek out (rob a bank or steal a plane, if needed) and find his 4 CD version of Hitchiker's Guide. I love Stephen Fry, he is a brilliant and talented guy, and he does an excellent job of reading HHGTTG, but let's face it, there is nothing like having the author perform the characters. It's one of my favorite audiobooks of all time.
What's a god gotta do?
If Jim reading the HP books brought you here, just buy it. He's amazing. His voices and accents, while some are similar to the HP book characters, are definitely not exact copies. He somehow manages to come up with more.
The story is bit contrived to fit in and at times panders to the kids a bit, but still very high quality story telling.
Stupid as it may sound, some of the slapstick is quite funny, even when read.
Yeah, all the HP books. He's brilliant, truly unique talent.
It's fun, even for us old guys. NOW GET OFF MY LAWN!
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