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Desktop Confessional

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has already opened in some countries. Ugh I am so jealous! Read the book in 2003 and it was damn fucking funny. Didn't get to complete the series though, because it would have cost too much on my student's salary (which is nothing, depending on allowance, hmpf). I heard they sold the omnibus at Kinokuniya but I dunno .. haven't seen it there.

UGH hope it comes to Malaysia soon! Alien poetry! Trillian! The depressing robot whose name I can't remember.


Fourty-two. :D

  1. Blogger Kawa said:

    it's really that good? Recently I've been thinking of getting it.

    But then the movie is coming out, kinda torn between reading the book now (spoil the movie) or read the book after the movie.

    But then I still have Neil Gaiman's American Gods I've yet to finish.

  1. Blogger sarah said:

    kawa: well the humour may not appeal to all, but the book is generally, very very funny. the dialogue and the scenarios can really crack you up. it's more of british humour, so if you enjoy shows like The Office or Blackadder, i think you'll love it.

    American Gods was EXCELLENT! really makes you think.

  1. Blogger Kawa said:

    Should be good then.

    Yeah, I'm(was) half way through American Gods. I had it personalised, autographed by Neil Gaiman himself! Even took a pic with him. Haw haw!

  1. Blogger sarah said:

    Kawa: OMG I AM SO JEALOUS!! how did you meet him and all?!

    gaiman is sexy, i think. :p

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    name of the robot..marvin the paranoid android? that one?

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    name of the robot..marvin the paranoid android? that one?

  1. Blogger Maggie said:

    I await, breathlessly, for the arrival of "The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy" in my mail box - playing in a laptop near me...


    That's what happens when you stay in Manipal...

    (BTW, from the little I've previewed, I think Alan Rickman's excellent as Marvin!)

  1. Blogger .:-Lyn-:. said:

    if you don't mind reading it on the computer i can send you the entire series. i have it on microsoft word. let me know. ^-^ luv the books too.

  1. Blogger Kawa said:

    I was studying in Newcastle when the book came out. I frequent this comic speciality shop call Forbidden Planet. I'm a fan of the comics he wrote. Mainly Sandman and Death: A High Cost of Living. U should try them. Kinokuniya should have them.

    One day they put a sign up saying Gaiman will be around for signing for his "new" book, American Gods. Bought the hardcover version which costs only about RM50 (after conversion) and Death: A High Cost of Living tpb for him to sign. A bonus that we are allowed to take pics with him. Hmm, something to blog about. heh!

    I'm not sure if he's sexy or not.. hahaha

  1. Blogger Kawa said:

    hmmm, weird. Comment didn't go through.

    I was studying in Newcastle, when his "new" book came out. I frequent this comic book speciality shop call Forbidden Planet. I love the comics he wrote, Sandman and Death: A High Cost of Living.

    One day they put up a sign saying he will be there for signing. So, I bought the hard cover version of American Gods and brought my copy of Death: A High Cost of Living for him to sign. It's a bonus when he allowed us to take pics with him. Hhmmm, something to blog about.

    I would't know if he's sexy or not, heh.

  1. Anonymous Steve said:

    I loved the HHGTG books too, but I heard the movie was horrible... supposedly they take all of the funniest lines out. I understand there was a TV series quite a while ago; not sure if that was supposed to be any better. Anyway, don't feel bad about not being able to see it yet... You may be better off leaving it to your imagination!

  1. Anonymous Steve said:

    P.S. the depressed robot was Marvin. :)

  1. Blogger Kawa said:

    oh great... sorry for the double post. :P

  1. Blogger meesh said:

    Yup I heard it was supposed to be bad as well Sarah, but I wait with breath that is bated and hands that are sweaty with the hope no one has screwed with HHGTTG! Damnit!

    Anywhoo, you know how much I love 42!

  1. Anonymous doubtless said:

    H2G2 was the best book i've ever read. BTW they're selling the ultimate guide (whole compilation, 5+1 books) at MPH and probably kino for less than RM60 or so.


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