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What does /lit/ think of this? I never see it mentioned here.

>> No.20569569

Was fun to read in middle-school. Doubt I will revisit it.

>> No.20569570

It's funny and includes lots of charming characters and peculiar and memorable ideas. The radio shows are better than the books.

>> No.20569578

I read the first book, it's mildly amusing. Can't imagine there's much different in the other books

>> No.20569581

The books get more serious, less episodic, and -- in my opinion -- worse, starting around the third book.

>> No.20569583

Wish somebody had given me this as a kid

>> No.20569589

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.

>> No.20570413

rick and morty: the book

>> No.20570420

It was a hoot when I was 13

>> No.20570563

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.

>> No.20570599

I'll read it because it's a classic book eventually

>> No.20570606

Books go in and out of style.

>> No.20570615

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.

>> No.20570651

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.

>> No.20570661

It ain’t funny, I feel the same way about the Discworld books

>> No.20570672

It's what got me into reading. Shame it became reddit-tier. I'll reread it someday to remind me of childhood.

>> No.20570674

>The books get more serious, less episodic,
That sounds terrible, glad I skipped them.

>> No.20570689

I found both Hitchhiker's and Discworld funny, but not funny enough to justify being novels. They would be excellent as short stories.

>> No.20571262

It’s the literary equivalent of Day of the Tentacle

>> No.20571273

>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.

>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.

>> No.20571368

Completely ripped off of Sheckley

>> No.20571506

>you're referring to a change in fashion, not to a change in the book
You're right

>> No.20572900

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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