Douglas Adams

I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed Douglas Adams’ writing until I started reading The Salmon of Doubt today. It’s not just his fiction that I like; his essays are equally – if not more – fun to read. Take this excerpt from his essay called Hangover Cures, for example, written in December 1999:

“What is it we are all going to be trying to make next Saturday? Not New Year’s Resolutions, if we’re halfway sane. They all fail so embarrassingly early into the New Year that few of us are going to want to compound our sense of futility by making New Millennium Resolutions and have them fail, relatively speaking, a thousand times earlier than normal.”

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