It's the 10th anniversary of Dougla Adams' death today. I am a huge fan of his work as you can see my the cover of my Nook and its name, Deep Thought.
I started reading the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in high school around junior year, if I remember correctly. Then I read the Dirk Gently series, one of which has my favorite title of all time, The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul. I'm not sure how many times I've read them, just a handful. But they are always worth a read and a laugh. I got my husband to read the Hitchhikers series when we started dating and made a fan out of him. We've seen the British sitcom and the newer movie and liked them both. I can credit Douglas Adams with many of the jokes that go around my house and partly with my love of random British things. Because of him, I have tried other authors like him like Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman. His books are genuinely different and funny and I'm pretty sure that everyone should try them at least once.