On Books

Day Four’s prompt is, “What is your favorite book?” Finally, an easy one!

My favorite book is none other than The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. Yes, it’s not what you’d call Hard SF, but perhaps a social commentary on the late Seventies and early Eighties. But theme and topic are not why I am a fan of this book. No, what I find most enjoyable is the storytelling style combined with a particular sort of humor, both absurdist and satirical.

The book has been adapted to film (which wasn’t bad) and television (which I’ve never seen). It was originally adapted from a radio serial, to which I once had the pleasure of listening. If you’re a fan of the book, you’ll probably also enjoy the original radio serial. According to Wikipedia, there have also been new radio installments released in the past few years, so out of curiosity I’ll probably eventually check those out, myself.

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