10 April 2012

Hitchhiker's Guide Part 2

I finished The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams.  Martin Freeman (Arthur Dent in the Hitchhiker's movie, Watson in the BBC Sherlock, and some hobbit in some movie out later this year) read the version I listened to.  He is really great! His Marvin is wonderful and he pulls a New York accent out for Zaphod! 

It is strange listening to these books.  I read them, the first few volumes probably several times, when i was in middle and high school.  I remember parts of them, most of the basic plot points, but not much else.  Another thing is that i'm a bit more steeped in British culture now.  I've read more modern and older British novels.  I've read Nick Hornby's non-fiction.  I've watched the modern Doctor Who.  I've seen shows like Sherlock, Spaced, and Red Dwarf.  I love Sean of the Dead and Snatch and Children of Men and V for Vendetta.  Why do i mention all this?  Because i've read the books before i'm not trying to figure out what's going on and i can pay more attention to the words.  And because i'm a bit of an Anglophile now the jokes are more funny because they make so much more sense!  I can say i'm really enjoying the series more this time.  a 6!

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