A Hitch Hikers Guide to Douglass Adams

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My writing seminar was about Douglas Adams. I would highly recommend everyone to read Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.  Some people love his humour and others is just goes past them. If you are one of the people who don`t understands Douglas Adams humour, then you should probably stop reading, because it doesn’t ever get any easier to read, and also its very hard to read if you enjoy having strong plot elements because Hitch Hikers Guide to Galaxy has none.

Douglas Adams has a strong sense of humour, that most people don`t get. `The humour is very blunt and very sarcastic. It also likes to point out the flaws of people. For example in Life, the Universe and Everything, Douglas Adams talks about how the only way to go invisible is by making a SEP, Somebody Else`s problem, field Witch is pocking fun at the fact that people only care about themselves and not of other people’s problems because no one can see it because it the problem doesn’t concern them.  The series is riddled with cleaver ideas like this, but it kind of lacking on the plot.

He is a very interesting author who had a completely different writing style compared to most authors. He by choose chooses to write with very little plot elements in his writing. The writing mostly consists of journal entries from the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy or third person narrations of what the main character are doing.  There isn’t much description of anything and most things you read about seem out of place compared to the rest of the book. Also the characters are all boring and don`t ever develop: they stay static. A reason why the plot might be bland is because Douglas Adams has to change the whole thing from being a radio play into a novel.

Hitch hikers Guide to the Galaxy is a very interesting book, but the man who made it, Douglas Adams, is just as interesting. He came up with the idea to make the book well being lost. He was drunk and lost in some small town in Austria. He had had the hitch Hikers guide to Europe and he was lying on a field and he wonder to himself why someone has never made the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. He forgot that for about 5 years which in this time he wrote for Monty Python and Doctor who. Some guy looking to start up a radio show came to Douglas Adams because both the guy who wanted to start a radio show and Douglas Adams wanted to combined comedy and Si-Fi. Then Douglas Adams finally remembers lying on that field and thinking about the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.  Soon the radio play came out and someone wanted it to turn it into a book, so then Douglas Adams started to write The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.

So The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy is a very remarkable book. The way it came to be was probably in a way different way than most books come up by. The unique way the plot guys and how all the characters work gave the book another strange reason to read the book, and the dry humour which is riddled in the book make it a very interesting and worthy read. I Highly recommend this book to anyone one, but I know lots of people who won’t get the humour.

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