4 September 2013

Highgate Cemetery #2: Douglas Adams

'Douglas Adams

I never understood what it was about Douglas Adams, why people like his work so much. Is it something to do with the television programmes: 'it must be good if it's on TV'? I'll probably never know. Another thing I don't understand is why his grave is so ordinary, as I'd have expected something, well, space-age. And why the pens? I must have missed something as they seem so, er, last century.

I think part of what I didn't like about Douglas Adams is that – for me at least of course – he's trying too hard to be funny, to be original, to be liked, which for me is doomed to failure.

Arthur Dent? Popular guy, Adams.

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