The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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The Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams First because it's FUN! (something not to underestimate!) and second because this book is a fountain of inspiration to me. The story contains loads of incredibly ridiculous situations and circumstances, in a context full of spaceships and robots and some aliens, topped with great British humor and a touch of sarcasm toward serious things like: "the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything"!: I love this book. It always makes you come out of your "believes" frame and while laughing, in the background of your mind, it actually made you think about it! :)

-- Bahareh Taghavi

Last, The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by the late Douglas Adams hooked me to the British - or maybe I should say "Adamsian" - humour. To seem to be dead serious is in my opinion the best way for being funny... or at least to annoy 90% of readers, the ones I would not be interested in knowing about. Besides, Adams - like all the other authors I mentioned, except Eco - was not the kind of person who thinks that science and literature must be separated. It's sad that in Italy this is not yet the case.

-- Maurizio Codogno

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