Yesterday would have been the 60th birthday of Douglas Adams. I love the rich irony that Amazon made the Hitchhiker’s Guide “Trilogy of Five” their Kindle daily deal. The fictional e-book (before we had even dreamt of the term) as an e-book.
I’ve been a fan of the Hitchhiker’s Guide since my senior years at secondary school. (Aye, I know – that wasn’t yesterday!) We were introduced to Douglas Adams’ work by a lab technician – affectionately know as The Badger – who was a follower of the radio version. Shortly after I read all of the books, the BBC produced a wonderful, quirky and timeless TV series, which I know own on DVD. I wouldn’t describe myself as a Hithchiker’s ‘anorak’, but once a decade or so I read through the books and chuckle along. I’m planning to keep the Trilogy of Five for the next long trip that I make.
Douglas Adams had a wonderful imagination and way of writing and I still use a number of the phrases – although the source probably doesn’t register with many people.
I suppose the only fitting way to conclude this entry is:
So long, and thanks for all the fish!