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Old 2005-06-15, 12:57 AM   #1
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Who here has read the Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

I've only read the first book for a book project but it was FREAKING good. it was so gut wrenchingly funny. Im so going to read the other 4
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Old 2005-06-15, 01:04 AM   #2
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I've read the first two... classic.
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Old 2005-06-15, 01:44 AM   #3
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I have read the entire collection. I love both science fiction and well-done parody, so this was a big hit with me.
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Old 2005-06-15, 01:47 AM   #4
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Yup I've read the first 2 and they are pretty good. I didn't find them very funny though. Dont get me wrong I still liked 'em.

EDIT - yo DanDan! you have the same birthday as me! Only its one year behind mine. Happy belated birfday to you.

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Old 2005-06-15, 03:34 AM   #5
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I've only read the first. I knew I loved it when I read the line about the ship floating in the same way that a brick does not.
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Old 2005-06-15, 04:41 AM   #6
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I have read all of them. They came in a book with gold edged pages. I was reading it in school one day when a teacher asked me about it. Thought I was readin the bible heh. I saw the movie too, it was decent, kinda short though.
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Old 2005-06-15, 04:48 AM   #7
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I've read the first one. it was pretty good.
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Old 2005-06-15, 04:52 AM   #8
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I've had a fiend tell me the movie was boring.....are the books any better?
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Old 2005-06-15, 05:02 AM   #9
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I've read the 6 books and seen the movie. All are fabulous. I also loved the quirky lines with the ship and the brick. And the part about the whale and petunias dropping the air. Flying by throwing yourself at the ground and missing. Ha!
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are the books any better?
Rule of thumb: the book(s) is(are) always better than the movie.

In the case of HHGTG, if the books and the movie were to engage in hand-to-hand combat, the books would finish the battle swiftly, without as much as a torn page.

Seriously, the books have so much more wit and wisdom in them; the movie could not possibly do the books justice without being many, many hours long. Of course, I'd watch it nonetheless
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Rule of thumb: the book(s) is(are) always better than the movie.


I would tend to agree with that, although I might have to re-read Alice in Wonderland and compare it to the Disney film version.

I try not to watch the movie version of any books I have really enjoyed. I like to retain my own mental picture of events in the book, with characters and places retaining the interpretation I put on them. Once I watch a film it is difficult to keep my own versions. So I have not watched any of the Lord of the Rings movies...and I hated seeing adverts for them.

Somewhere I have HHG on a number cassette tapes that I was once given. Apparently it was serialized on radio in the UK a long time ago.
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^ I would say that the film version of The wizard of Oz is better than the book, but that - for me - is the exception that proves the rule.

Also, it was written for radio and then re-written for the books.

I've read all of his books that I could find, have seen the film, and the TV series. I've also listened to most of the recordings of the radio show and an audio book of the 5 part trilogy. Oh and I completed the text based game, which wasn't easy. I'm not sure which I liked best out of the radio version or the books. They are both very good.

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^ I would say that the film version of The wizard of Oz is better than the book, but that - for me - is the exception that proves the rule.

Also, it was written for radio and then re-written for the books.

I've read all of his books that I could find, have seen the film, and the TV series. I've also listened to most of the recordings of the radio show and an audio book of the 5 part trilogy. Oh and I completed the text based game, which wasn't easy. I'm not sure which I liked best out of the radio version or the books. They are both very good.
Wow!!

Did all that transform you?

If so, why use a pseudonym?

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Old 2009-04-13, 08:55 AM   #14
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Even though the hitchhiker's movie wasn't as good as the book, I must say I liked the Point of view gun.
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yeah, but the ending was lame and dissapointing. well, in the tv series
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