Once a person reads one book by Douglas Adams, one is eager to read more. In fact, I lent my copy of So, long and thanks for the fish to a fellow at work. He raved about it then took offense when I asked for the book back.The book is a combination of humour/satire and science fiction. There are characters like the man who is a rain god but doesn't know it. Someone else has the equivalent of a chevy. On the back he has a bumper sticker that sys, "My other car is a Porsche".And then their are dolphins or sea lions - I can't remember which. But it is a very good book.