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  •  He makes it look easy, but it's crafted like a gem (9+ / 0-)

    I like all his books, but that one benefited especially from its long gestation (through the radio series into a book). He wrote shaggy dog stories, and whittled them down into supernova punchlines.

    Yes, comedy is another literary ghetto. Even though a truly funny book is rarer than a good literary book. I haven't read Hitchhiker's in ages. From what I remember, there are plenty of well-developed characters; very vivid, clear prose - and the plotting is perfect.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 08:26:40 PM PDT

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