peteg's blog - noise - books - 2010 02 09 DouglasAdams LongDarkTeaTimeOfTheSoul

Douglas Adams: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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Better, if anything, than the first Dirk Gently. In some sense Adams wrote the magic realism of my generation, those brought up on Halley's Comet and computers that could be fully understood, born after the moon was last visited by man, not identifiably Gen X or Y. He has a very British (not just English) sensibility, complementary to Salman Rushdie's. Perhaps his most perfect confection.