I’m re-reading The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. It’s unusual for me to read a book and it’s even more unusual for me to enjoy it. I’ve probably read (and enjoyed) this one about twenty times, but it’s been a long while since I last did, so this weekend seemed as good as any time to start again. Now you might not agree with my views on reading, but then maybe you just need to look at things from another angle:
It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much – the wheel, New York, wars and so on – whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man – for precisely the same reasons.
It’s wonderful stuff, and what’s more, I’m reading the compilation of all four of the books in the trilogy. And what’s more, I’m reading it in a clumsy, unwieldy book made of paper!
Old Skool Rulez! #vintage #paper #oldeworlde #hipster