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Re: [Groop]Re: Summer reading list
> SheikOfEntropy@aol.com writes:
>> Hey there, FaygoGroo, ALL votes count! And really, all Groo fans
>> should read THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY; THE RESTAURANT AT
>> THE END OF THE UNIVERSE; and LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING.
> thanks Larry, but you forgot SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH,
> and MOSTLY HARMLESS....i dont care who you are you have to love a 5
> book trilogy
Yup, the Hitchhikers books are pretty damn good, but not, IMHO, the
best Douglas Adams has done. That'd be Last Chance to See, written
with Mark Carwardine - *definitely* recommended reading. Also Adams'
other books - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Long Dark
Teatime of the Soul, and The Meaning of Liff. If you can get your
hands on a recording of the original Hitchhikers radio series it's
well worth having a listen to as well...
As for other ones... Terry Pratchett is a definite. Good Omens,
written with Neil Gaiman (mentioned here recently, IIRC), and his
entire Discworld series (comic fantasy - flat, magical world on the
back of a giant tortoise) are all extremely good books. There's
currently 20-odd books in the series, but they're all pretty much
stand-alone books, so pick one towards the beginning somewhere and get
into it... parts of it are rather Grooish, and it's all damn funny.
Denis Hackney - http://members.optusnet.com.au/~dhackney/
Like soul without a mind in a body without a heart
I'm missing every part...
Groop maillist - Groop@groo.com