I reread this with the Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club this month and really enjoyed it. It’s not as laugh-out-loud funny as the Hitchhiker’s Guide books, but it’s delightfully weird, and I love the way everything wraps up.
edit: I’ve updated this post to include my favorite quotes, which don’t automatically show up on the blog when I crosspost a GoodReads review to my blog.
“It is difficult to be sat on all day, every day, by some other creature, without forming an opinion on them.
On the other hand, it is perfectly possible to sit all day, every day, on top of another creature and not have the slightest thought about them whatsoever.”
“You have come to exactly the right place with your interesting problem, for there is no such word as ‘impossible’ in my dictionary. In fact,” he added, brandishing the abused book, “everything between ‘herring’ and ‘marmalade’ appears to be missing.”
“So you see, the major difference between someone of my age and someone of yours is not how much I know, but how much I’ve forgotten. And after a while you even forget what it is you’ve forgotten, and after that you even forget there was something to remember. Then you tend to forget, er, whatever it was you were talking about.”