DAY 7 - A BOOK THAT MAKES YOU LAUGH
Douglas Adams first came to my attention when the BBC serialized HH2G for Radio 4 back in the late 1970s. A TV series soon followed which prompted me to go and find the books.
And I'm so glad I did. The story of Arthur Dent, a permanently bewildered Englishman who finds himself on board a Vogan spaceship after the Earth is destroyed to make way for an interstellar bypass, had me giggling like an idiot.
Poor Arthur. All he wants is a nice cup of tea, but instead he finds himself in all kinds of awkward or dangerous situations with companions who are either paranoid (Marvin) or stark raving bonkers (everyone else).
And if that wasn't bad enough, he's even forced to listen to Vogon poetry.
"Oh freddled gruntbuggly,
Thy micturations are to me
As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee.
Groop, I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes,
And hooptiously drangle me with crinkly bindlewurdles,
Or I will rend thee in the gobberwarts
With my blurglecruncheon, see if I don't!"
All I can say is...