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What does /lit/ think of this? I never see it mentioned here.
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>>20569566
Was fun to read in middle-school. Doubt I will revisit it.
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>>20569566
It's funny and includes lots of charming characters and peculiar and memorable ideas. The radio shows are better than the books.
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>>20569566
I read the first book, it's mildly amusing. Can't imagine there's much different in the other books
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>>20569578
The books get more serious, less episodic, and -- in my opinion -- worse, starting around the third book.
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>>20569566
Wish somebody had given me this as a kid
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>>20569583
My mom got me the first radio series on tape when I was a kid. I was absolutely fascinated with the series for years. I didn't find out until just a few months ago that they did some sequel radio series featuring most of the original cast during the 2000s.
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>>20569566
rick and morty: the book
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>>20569566
It was a hoot when I was 13
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>>20569566
It's a nice read, bit of sci-fi, bit of decent british humour. You need knowledge of british customs to understand a lot of the jokes though. I recommend reading it.
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>>20569566
I'll read it because it's a classic book eventually
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>>20569566
Books go in and out of style.
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>>20569566
If you're in a state of abject depression like I was when I first read it you'll find a lot of relief in its humor. The story starts with the demolition of the entire planet earth, which is a pleasant thought at times.
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>>20569566
It's pretty good, but the people who regularly post here are psuedointellectuals so they're all
>"muh greeks" "REAL literature" "much philosopher book"
and are depressed and dead inside. I loved it.
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It ain’t funny, I feel the same way about the Discworld books
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It's what got me into reading. Shame it became reddit-tier. I'll reread it someday to remind me of childhood.
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>>20569581
>The books get more serious, less episodic,
That sounds terrible, glad I skipped them.
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>>20570672
I found both Hitchhiker's and Discworld funny, but not funny enough to justify being novels. They would be excellent as short stories.
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It’s the literary equivalent of Day of the Tentacle
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>>20570674
>That sounds terrible, glad I skipped them.
I'd suggested the 2000s radio shows, however. They adapt material from the later books, but with a spirit more akin to the first books/radio series.

>>20570672
>Shame it became reddit-tier.
The book is what it is; you're referring to a change in fashion, not to a change in the book.
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>>20569566
Completely ripped off of Sheckley
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>>20571273
>you're referring to a change in fashion, not to a change in the book
You're right
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>>20570674
The third one was the best one and I'd say that the fourth is the absolute worst but it was so bad I didn't read the fifth.



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