30 Day Challenge, Day 04 — Your favorite book

My fourth entry in this “30 Day Challenge” is my favorite book.

It has the words “Don’t Panic” in large, friendly letters on the cover.

I speak of the “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy“, by the late Douglas Adams.

I actually love all five of the Hitchhiker series written by Adams, which also includes “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe”, “Life, the Universe and Everything”, “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish” and “Mostly Harmless”.

But h2g2 is by far my favorite. It’s the one book I’ve read countless times, and each time I pick it up it’s as if it’s the first time I’ve ever read it. It’s snarky. It’s irreverent. It’s sci-fi.

It probably also explains a lot about the way my brain thinks.

A close second favorite would be “The Cartoon History of the Universe – From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great (Volumes 1-7)” by Larry Gonick. Yes. It really is a history book. But it’s done in cartoons. Which is the way I think. And remember things. I HIGHLY recommend you pick up a copy. Even if you hate history.

Also good are some of the other books he’s written that I’ve read:

  • “The Cartoon History of the Universe II – From the Springtime of China to the Fall of Rome (Volumes 8-13)”
  • “The Cartoon History of the Universe III – From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance (Volumes 14-19)”
  • “The Cartoon History of the United States”
  • “The Cartoon History of the Modern World, Volume 1: From Columbus to the U.S. Constitution”
  • “The Cartoon Guide to (non)Communication”

This too probably explains a lot about the way my brain thinks.

You should probably run away now.

Until next time...
Erik

6 thoughts on “30 Day Challenge, Day 04 — Your favorite book

  1. LOVE HHGTTG! Totally a great read and series.

    The vogon ships hung in the air much the way that bricks don’t.

    Love him

    1. I ran across a picture recently of a brick building that was collapsing, and some of the bricks were wedged above the doorway. I immediately thought of that quote. I wish I had saved the picture–maybe I did somewhere. I need to find it again.

  2. One of my favorite authors. I was lucky enough to meet him twice, and he is just as funny and wonderful in person as you’d imagine. You should track down his “serious” work… “Last Chance To See”… which is about as amazing a book you’ll ever read. Sad and funny all at once. There were videos made to accompany the book, and if you do a YouTube search, you can find most of them.

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