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Author Douglas Adams was born March 11, 1952 in Cambridge, England, and has a sister three years younger than him. After his parents divorced, he, his sister, and mother went to an RSPCA animal shelter in Brentwood, Essex that his mother’s parents ran. After college, he first wanted to work on television and radio as a writer. He would form a brief writing partnership with Graham Chapman where he wrote a sketch (called Patient Abuse) for “Monty Python”; he is one of two people that are not part of the original members to get a writing credit. He would appear on the show two different times. After that, his career stalled and he had to do different odd jobs. Originally, “Hitchhikers” was a radio comedy program that was adapted, by Adams, into other things. The biggest of which, was the novel. Adams was the only student that ever got a perfect ten from his form master Frank Halford; which is something that he would use to get through periods of writer’s block. He would graduate college in the year 1974 with a BA in English literature. Douglas Adams died from a heart attack on May 11, 2001 at the age of 49.

Order of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Series

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1 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1979 Description / Buy
2 The Restaurant at the End of the Universe 1980 Description / Buy
3 Life, the Universe and Everything 1982 Description / Buy
4 So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish 1984 Description / Buy
5 Mostly Harmless 1992 Description / Buy
6 And Another Thing... 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Dirk Gently Series

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1 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency 1987 Description / Buy
2 The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul 1988 Description / Buy
3 The Salmon of Doubt 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Doctor Who Cross Cult Series with James Goss, Gary Russell, Una McCormack

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1 Shada 2012 Description / Buy
2 Big Bang Generation ( By: Gary Russell) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Douglas Adams Standalone Novels

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1 Starship Titanic 1997 Description / Buy

Order of Douglas Adams Non-Fiction Books

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1 The Meaning of Liff ( With: John Lloyd) 1983 Description / Buy
2 The Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book 1986 Description / Buy
3 Last Chance to See ( With: Mark Carwardine) 1990 Description / Buy
4 The Deeper Meaning of Liff ( With: John Lloyd) 1990 Description / Buy
5 42: The Wildly Improbable Ideas of Douglas Adams 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Doctor Who Novelizations Series

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1 The Time of Angels ( By: Trevor Baxendale) 1963 Description / Buy
2 Doctor Who and the Daleks / Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks ( By: David Whitaker) 1964 Description / Buy
3 Doctor Who and the Zarbi ( By: Bill Strutton) 1965 Description / Buy
4 Doctor Who and the Crusaders ( By: David Whitaker) 1966 Description / Buy
5 The Massacre (Short Story) ( By: John Lucarotti) 1966 Description / Buy
6 Doctor Who and the Sea-Devils (Short Story) ( By: Malcolm Hulke) 1974 Description / Buy
7 Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1974 Description / Buy
8 Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters ( By: Malcolm Hulke) 1974 Description / Buy
9 Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon ( By: Malcolm Hulke) 1974 Description / Buy
10 Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1974 Description / Buy
11 Doctor Who and the Daemons ( By: Barry Letts) 1974 Description / Buy
12 Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1974 Description / Buy
13 Doctor Who and the Cybermen ( By: Gerry Davis) 1975 Description / Buy
14 Doctor Who and the Giant Robot (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1975 Description / Buy
15 Doctor Who and the Terror of the Autons (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1975 Description / Buy
16 Doctor Who and the Green Death (Short Story) ( By: Malcolm Hulke) 1975 Description / Buy
17 Doctor Who and the Planet of the Spiders (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1975 Description / Buy
18 Doctor Who and the Three Doctors (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1975 Description / Buy
19 Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1976 Description / Buy
20 Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1976 Description / Buy
21 Doctor Who and the Web of Fear (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1976 Description / Buy
22 Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1976 Description / Buy
23 Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion ( By: Malcolm Hulke) 1976 Description / Buy
24 Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet ( By: Gerry Davis) 1976 Description / Buy
25 Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet ( By: Gerry Davis) 1976 Description / Buy
26 Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors (Short Story) ( By: Brian Hayles) 1976 Description / Buy
27 Doctor Who and the Space War (Short Story) ( By: Malcolm Hulke) 1976 Description / Buy
28 Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1976 Description / Buy
29 Doctor Who and the Dalek Invasion of Earth (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1977 Description / Buy
30 Doctor Who and the Masque of Mandragora (Short Story) ( By: Philip Hinchcliffe) 1977 Description / Buy
31 Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1977 Description / Buy
32 Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1977 Description / Buy
33 Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1977 Description / Buy
34 Doctor Who and the Face of Evil (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1977 Description / Buy
35 Doctor Who and the Mutants (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1977 Description / Buy
36 Doctor Who and the Planet of Evil (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1977 Description / Buy
37 Doctor Who and the Seeds of Doom ( By: Philip Hinchcliffe) 1977 Description / Buy
38 Doctor Who and the Claws of Axos (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1977 Description / Buy
39 Doctor Who and the Ark in Space ( By: Ian Marter) 1977 Description / Buy
40 Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1977 Description / Buy
41 Doctor Who and the Time Warrior (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1978 Description / Buy
42 Doctor Who and the Tomb of the Cybermen (Short Story) ( By: Gerry Davis) 1978 Description / Buy
43 Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1978 Description / Buy
44 Death to the Daleks (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1978 Description / Buy
45 Doctor Who and the Horror of Fang Rock (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1978 Description / Buy
46 Doctor Who and the Sontaran Experiment (Short Story) ( By: Ian Marter) 1978 Description / Buy
47 Doctor Who and the Android Invasion ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1978 Description / Buy
48 Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1979 Description / Buy
49 Doctor Who and the War Games (Short Story) ( By: Malcolm Hulke) 1979 Description / Buy
50 Doctor Who and the Hand of Fear (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1979 Description / Buy
51 Doctor Who and the Robots of Death (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1979 Description / Buy
52 Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1979 Description / Buy
53 Doctor Who and the Destiny of the Daleks (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1979 Description / Buy
54 Doctor Who and the Ribos Operation (Short Story) ( By: Ian Marter) 1979 Description / Buy
55 Doctor Who and the Androids of Tara (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1980 Description / Buy
56 Doctor Who and the Stones of Blood (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1980 Description / Buy
57 Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1980 Description / Buy
58 Doctor Who and the Underworld (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1980 Description / Buy
59 Doctor Who and the Invasion of Time (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1980 Description / Buy
60 Doctor Who and the Monster of Peladon (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1980 Description / Buy
61 Doctor Who and the Power of Kroll (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1980 Description / Buy
62 Doctor Who and the Nightmare of Eden (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1980 Description / Buy
63 Doctor Who and the Keys of Marinus (Short Story) ( By: Philip Hinchcliffe) 1980 Description / Buy
64 Doctor Who and the Horns of Nimon (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1980 Description / Buy
65 Doctor Who and the Creature from the Pit (Short Story) ( By: David Fisher) 1981 Description / Buy
66 Doctor Who and the Enemy of the World (Short Story) ( By: Ian Marter) 1981 Description / Buy
67 Doctor Who and the State of Decay (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1981 Description / Buy
68 Doctor Who and an Unearthly Child (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1981 Description / Buy
69 Doctor Who and the Leisure Hive (Short Story) ( By: David Fisher) 1982 Description / Buy
70 Doctor Who and Warriors' Gate (Short Story) ( By: John Lydecker) 1982 Description / Buy
71 Doctor Who and the Keeper of Traken (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1982 Description / Buy
72 Doctor Who and the Visitation (Short Story) ( By: Eric Saward) 1982 Description / Buy
73 Full Circle (Short Story) ( By: Andrew Smith) 1982 Description / Buy
74 Doctor Who and the Sunmakers (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1982 Description / Buy
75 Logopolis (Short Story) ( By: Christopher H. Bidmead) 1982 Description / Buy
76 Meglos (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1983 Description / Buy
77 Four to Doomsday (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1983 Description / Buy
78 Time-Flight (Short Story) ( By: Peter Grimwade) 1983 Description / Buy
79 Terminus ( By: John Lydecker) 1983 Description / Buy
80 Castrovalva (Short Story) ( By: Christopher H. Bidmead) 1983 Description / Buy
81 Arc of Infinity (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1983 Description / Buy
82 Mawdryn Undead (Short Story) ( By: Peter Grimwade) 1983 Description / Buy
83 Earthshock (Short Story) ( By: Ian Marter) 1983 Description / Buy
84 The Five Doctors (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1983 Description / Buy
85 Kinda (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1983 Description / Buy
86 Snakedance (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1984 Description / Buy
87 The Aztecs (Short Story) ( By: John Lucarotti) 1984 Description / Buy
88 The Dominators (Short Story) ( By: Ian Marter) 1984 Description / Buy
89 Enlightenment (Short Story) ( By: Barbara Clegg) 1984 Description / Buy
90 Inferno (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1984 Description / Buy
91 Warriors of the Deep (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1984 Description / Buy
92 The Highlanders ( By: Gerry Davis) 1984 Description / Buy
93 Frontios (Short Story) ( By: Christopher H. Bidmead) 1984 Description / Buy
94 Galaxy Four (Short Story) ( By: William Emms) 1985 Description / Buy
95 The Gunfighters ( By: Donald Cotton) 1985 Description / Buy
96 The Time Monster (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1985 Description / Buy
97 The Krotons ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1985 Description / Buy
98 Planet of Fire (Short Story) ( By: Peter Grimwade) 1985 Description / Buy
99 The Mind of Evil (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1985 Description / Buy
100 The Caves of Androzani (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1985 Description / Buy
101 The Myth Makers (Short Story) ( By: Donald Cotton) 1985 Description / Buy
102 Marco Polo ( By: John Lucarotti) 1985 Description / Buy
103 The Invasion ( By: Ian Marter) 1985 Description / Buy
104 Cybermen - The Invasion (Short Story) ( By: Ian Marter) 1985 Description / Buy
105 The Awakening ( By: Eric Pringle) 1985 Description / Buy
106 The Two Doctors ( By: Robert Holmes) 1985 Description / Buy
107 Timelash (Short Story) ( By: Glen McCoy) 1985 Description / Buy
108 The Faceless Ones (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1986 Description / Buy
109 The Seeds of Death ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1986 Description / Buy
110 The Ark (Short Story) ( By: Paul Erickson) 1986 Description / Buy
111 The Savages (Short Story) ( By: Ian Stuart Black) 1986 Description / Buy
112 Doctor Who: The Ark ( By: Paul Erickson) 1986 Description / Buy
113 Doctor Who: The Savages (Short Story) ( By: Ian Stuart Black) 1986 Description / Buy
114 Black Orchid (Short Story) ( By: Terence Dudley) 1986 Description / Buy
115 The Twin Dilemma (Short Story) ( By: Eric Saward) 1986 Description / Buy
116 The Mark of the Rani (Short Story) ( By: Pip Baker, Jane Baker) 1986 Description / Buy
117 The Celestial Toymaker (Short Story) ( By: Gerry Davis, Alison Bingeman) 1986 Description / Buy
118 Doctor Who: The Celestial Toymaker (Short Story) ( By: Gerry Davis, Alison Bingeman) 1986 Description / Buy
119 The King's Demons ( By: Terence Dudley) 1986 Description / Buy
120 Fury from the Deep ( By: Victor Pemberton) 1986 Description / Buy
121 The Mind Robber (Short Story) ( By: Peter Ling) 1986 Description / Buy
122 The Rescue ( By: Ian Marter) 1987 Description / Buy
123 The Reign of Terror (Short Story) ( By: Ian Marter) 1987 Description / Buy
124 The Rescue (Short Story) ( By: Ian Marter) 1987 Description / Buy
125 Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror ( By: Ian Marter) 1987 Description / Buy
126 The Time Meddler (Short Story) ( By: Nigel Robinson) 1987 Description / Buy
127 The Ambassadors of Death (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1987 Description / Buy
128 The Space Museum (Short Story) ( By: Glyn Jones) 1987 Description / Buy
129 Doctor Who: The Space Museum (Short Story) ( By: Glyn Jones) 1987 Description / Buy
130 The Sensorites (Short Story) ( By: Nigel Robinson) 1987 Description / Buy
131 The Romans ( By: Donald Cotton) 1987 Description / Buy
132 The Mysterious Planet (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1987 Description / Buy
133 Time and the Rani (Short Story) ( By: Pip Baker, Jane Baker) 1987 Description / Buy
134 The Macra Terror (Short Story) ( By: Ian Stuart Black) 1988 Description / Buy
135 Terror of the Vervoids (Short Story) ( By: Pip Baker, Jane Baker) 1988 Description / Buy
136 The Underwater Menace (Short Story) ( By: Nigel Robinson) 1988 Description / Buy
137 The Wheel in Space (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1988 Description / Buy
138 Edge of Destruction ( By: Nigel Robinson) 1988 Description / Buy
139 The Smugglers (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1988 Description / Buy
140 Vengeance on Varos (Short Story) ( By: Philip Martin) 1988 Description / Buy
141 Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos ) ( By: Philip Martin) 1988 Description / Buy
142 The Ultimate Foe (Short Story) ( By: Pip Baker, Jane Baker) 1988 Description / Buy
143 The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Wyatt) 1989 Description / Buy
144 Delta and the Bannermen (Short Story) ( By: Malcolm Kohll) 1989 Description / Buy
145 The Dalek's Master Plan: The Mutation of Time ( By: John Peel) 1989 Description / Buy
146 Paradise Towers (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Wyatt) 1989 Description / Buy
147 The War Machines (Short Story) ( By: Ian Stuart Black) 1989 Description / Buy
148 Attack of the Cybermen (Short Story) ( By: Eric Saward) 1989 Description / Buy
149 Dragonfire (Short Story) ( By: Ian Briggs) 1989 Description / Buy
150 The Chase (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks, John Peel) 1989 Description / Buy
151 Mindwarp (Short Story) ( By: Philip Martin) 1989 Description / Buy
152 Silver Nemesis (Short Story) ( By: Kevin Clarke) 1989 Description / Buy
153 Planet of Giants (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1990 Description / Buy
154 The Happiness Patrol (Short Story) ( By: Graeme Curry) 1990 Description / Buy
155 The Space Pirates (Short Story) ( By: Terrance Dicks) 1990 Description / Buy
156 Remembrance of the Daleks ( By: James Goss) 1990 Description / Buy
157 Survival (Short Story) ( By: Rona Munro) 1990 Description / Buy
158 Ghost Light ( By: Marc Platt) 1990 Description / Buy
159 The Curse of Fenric (Short Story) ( By: Ian Briggs) 1990 Description / Buy
160 Battlefield ( By: Marc Platt) 1991 Description / Buy
161 The Pescatons (Short Story) ( By: Victor Pemberton) 1991 Description / Buy
162 The Power of the Daleks ( By: John Peel) 1993 Description / Buy
163 The TV Movie / The Novel of the Film ( By: Gary Russell) 1996 Description / Buy
164 The Eleventh Hour ( By: Trevor Baxendale) 2012 Description / Buy
165 City of Death ( By: James Goss) 2015 Description / Buy
166 The Christmas Invasion ( By: Jenny Colgan) 2018 Description / Buy
167 Rose ( By: Russell T. Davies) 2018 Description / Buy
168 Doctor Who: Rose ( By: Robert Hack, Russell T. Davies) 2018 Description / Buy
169 Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen ( With: James Goss) 2019 Description / Buy
170 Resurrection of the Daleks ( By: Eric Saward) 2019 Description / Buy
171 The Crimson Horror ( By: Mark Gatiss) 2020 Description / Buy
172 Dalek ( By: Robert Shearman) 2021 Description / Buy
173 The Witchfinders ( By: Joy Wilkinson) 2021 Description / Buy
174 The Fires of Pompeii ( By: James Moran) 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Doctor Who: Target Collection Series

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1 Doctor Who and The Pirate Planet ( With: James Goss) 2017 Description / Buy
2 The Christmas Invasion ( By: Jenny Colgan) 2018 Description / Buy
3 The Day of the Doctor ( By: Steven Moffat) 2018 Description / Buy
4 Rose ( By: Russell T. Davies) 2018 Description / Buy
5 Resurrection of the Daleks ( By: Eric Saward) 2019 Description / Buy
6 Revelation of the Daleks ( By: Eric Saward) 2019 Description / Buy
7 The Crimson Horror ( By: Mark Gatiss) 2020 Description / Buy
8 Dalek ( By: Robert Shearman) 2021 Description / Buy
9 The Witchfinders ( By: Joy Wilkinson) 2021 Description / Buy
10 The Giggle ( By: James Goss) 2023 Description / Buy

Douglas Adams Anthologies

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1 Doctor Who: Shada 2003 Description / Buy
2 The Time Traveler's Almanac 2013 Description / Buy
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Douglas Adams wrote novels, and episodes of television shows like “Doctor Who” and “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”. He is most known for writing the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series. Adams also wrote about a fat man named Dick Gently. He also wrote some other novels, as well as stories and radio shows and computer games.

DOUGLAS ADAMS AWARDS

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” was nominated for a Hugo Award in 1979, but did not win.

DOUGLAS ADAMS BOOKS INTO MOVIES/TV

“The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” was made into a movie in the year 2005. It was written by him and Karey Kirkpatrick (who re-wrote the script after Adams had died). It was also adapted for BBC Two in 1981 and was written by him.

BEST DOUGLAS ADAMS BOOKS

For those readers looking to get into novels by Douglas Adams, this section will help with that. It will go over the novels “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe”, and “Life, the Universe and Everything”.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: This is the first novel in the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series and was released in the year 1979. Ford Prefect plucks his friend Arthur Dent (who is a mild mannered man) off of Earth, just seconds before it is about to be blown up so that a galactic freeway can be put in. Ford Prefect is a researcher for “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (the revised edition) and has been pretending that he is an out of work actor for the last decade and a half. This pair makes their way through space and is joined by some interesting travelers. These include a three armed, ex-hippie, with two heads and totally out to lunch president (Zaphod Beeblebrox), Zaphod’s girlfriend that Arthur once tried to hit on at a party (Trillian, who used to be Tricia McMillian), and a robot that is depressed, paranoid, and brilliant (who is named Marvin). A former graduate student that is obsessed with the disappearance of every single ball point pen that he has ever bought throughout the years.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: This is the second novel in the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series and was released in the year 1980. While they are about to be destroyed by warlike Vogons is quite an odd time to want tea. Only Arthur and his interesting comrades as they go through space as they go in a search to get something to eat. They are trying to get to a great place to eat with apocalyptic entertainment and food that will actually speak for itself.

Life, the Universe and Everything: This is the third novel in the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series and was released in the year 1982. On planet Krikkit, the people are unhappy. They have gotten sick of seeing the night sky right above them, and they plan on destroying it. Or rather the universe. Only five people stand in between the killer robots on Krikkit and their goal of annihilation. These are Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Slartibartfast (he is the vice president of Campaign for Real Time and travels around in a spaceship that is powered by behavior that is irrational), Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Trillian. Trillian is a sexy space cadet.

When Does The Next Douglas Adams book come out?

Douglas Adams doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is 42: The Wildly Improbable Ideas of Douglas Adams and was released on September, 19th 2023. It is the newest book in the Douglas Adams Non-Fiction Books.

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  1. I, much like everyone else in my age range, read the Hitchhiker books when I was in middle school/high school and loved them. While there are certainly flaws (will Arthur ever get some clothes?), these books are classics and are well worth reading.

    I’d never checked out Dirk Gently though. Not until I started watching the BBC America series and realized that these books were right up my alley. They are so rich, complicated and puzzling that you might need to read it twice. Or at the very least, read some blogs to help explain it. I know that is not for everybody, but it is definitely for me. What a fantastic author Adams was.

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