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.