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The Hitchhikers Guide to Mythology

Original entry posted: Wed Dec 14 14:56:17 2005

Corvus @ Wed Dec 14 09:33:25 2005 EST

I'm pleased to hear that Gaiman had the sense to write an amusing Anansi tale. American gods, focusing on Odin and his whelps was, understandably, a touch more grim.

The first Gaiman novel, co-wrote with PRatchet, is a stitch as well. If you haven't read Good Omens, you really ought.

Thomas @ Wed Dec 14 09:56:17 2005 EST

I thought about Good Omens when I was writing this, but I have the feeling that the humor there is more Pratchett and less Gaiman. Perhaps I was wrong, in retrospect.

Corvus @ Wed Dec 14 10:58:10 2005 EST

I used to think so too. after reading more Gaiman, I think what Pratchett provided was phrasing. The funny ideas in the book were pure Gaiman.

Book Critic @ Sat Dec 17 12:35:22 2005 EST

Ok, explain why Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe is so popular?

I saw the movie and skimmed through the book. It's pretty much meandering fluff...that's the length of a dictionary.

Thomas @ Sat Dec 17 15:12:13 2005 EST

If you don't think it's funny, I can see how you would feel that way.

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