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Your favorite Douglas Adams book?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by NYCitygurl, Jun 5, 2006.

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Your favorite Douglas Adams series

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    62.1%
  2. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

    10.3%
  3. Life, the Universe, and Everything

    3.4%
  4. So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

    10.3%
  5. Mostly Harmless

    3.4%
  6. The Salmon of Doubt

    3.4%
  7. Dirk Gently's Holistic Dective Agency

    3.4%
  8. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

    3.4%
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  1. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Unfortunately Douglas Adams left us too soon, but his brilliance lives on in his books. Of those above, all or most of all of what he's written, which one is your very favorite?
     
  2. Gabri_Jade

    Gabri_Jade VIP star 5 VIP

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    Anything by Douglas Adams is wonderful, but my favorite is still the first one I read: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. :cool:
     
  3. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    Hitchhikers all the way!
     
  4. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Hitchhiker's was great, but I find Tea Time to be the pinnacle of this sort of writing.
     
  5. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Mar 3, 2004
    Hitchhiker's series as a whole, but the first book was the one that invented the style, so I went for that.
     
  6. Jango10

    Jango10 Jedi Master star 5

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    Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    I've read the other in the series, but this is really the only one I can remember...and it was GREAT!
     
  7. Cloned_Sidious

    Cloned_Sidious Jedi Knight star 8

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the only one I have heard of out of those...
     
  8. Rouge77

    Rouge77 Jedi Knight star 5

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    May 11, 2005
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
     
  9. Mikaboshi

    Mikaboshi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jul 12, 2005
    Hard call, but "So Long and Thanks for All the Fish" gets my vote.
     
  10. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Aug 31, 2000
    The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy.
     
  11. JediNemesis

    JediNemesis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hitchhiker's/Restaurant/LU&E are pretty equal IMO . . . by which judgement Restaurant gets it, solely for having marginally more awesome Zaphod coolness than the other two. :cool:
     
  12. neeldawg66

    neeldawg66 Jedi Master star 8

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    Mar 21, 2002
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
     
  13. darth_paul

    darth_paul Jedi Master star 5

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    The choice really boils down to Hitchhiker's v. Dirk Gently for me. The Hitchhiker's series goes progressively downhill, each book being worse than the preceding; the two Dirk Gently books are both magnificent, about on the same level. But I haven't made up my mind yet between the first Hitchhiker's and one of the Dirk's. I must contemplate this more.

    -Paul
     
  14. KissMeImARebel

    KissMeImARebel Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I've only read the Hitchhiker books, so I can't pass judgement on the others...

    The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

    It was the most fun and entertaining IMHO. But Life, the Universe, and Everything was also a nice gem - it had the best story (and the best cover).
     
  15. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm torn; both Gently books were marvelous, the first just slightly better than the second, though the second was more thought provoking.

    On the other hand, Hitchiker and Restaurant were both brilliant. Life and Fish were both somewhat letdowns, but Mostly Harmless was an absolutley perfect ending.

    So I really can't decide.
     
  16. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    The first.
     
  17. _princess_leia_

    _princess_leia_ Jedi Master star 6

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    Life, the Universe, and Everything. I apparently voted some time ago.
     
  18. DVeditor

    DVeditor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    HHGTG ftw!
     
  19. LilyHobbitJedi

    LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Aug 29, 2005
    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! :D
     
  20. SueAsideRide

    SueAsideRide Jedi Master star 4

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    Oct 5, 2000
    Restaurant, with the original Hitchhiker a close second.
     
  21. KELIA

    KELIA Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy
     
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