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Douglas Adams (1) (1952–2001)

Auteur van Het transgalactische liftershandboek

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Douglas Noel Adams (sometimes referred to Bop Ad because of his distinctive signature) was born in Cambridge, England, on March 11, 1952 and educated at St. John's College at Cambridge University. He graduated with honors in English Literature in 1974. In addition to being a writer/editor for toon meer radio, television, and stage, Adams has worked as a hospital reporter, barn builder, and radio producer. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1979, one of his bestselling humor and science fiction novels, was originally a radio series. It was the first in a four-book series that includes The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe, and Everything, and So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. He once stated that the idea for his first novel came while he was "lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck and gazing at the stars." He pokes fun at humanity by mixing science fiction with humor. Adams's additional books include The Meaning of Liff; The Deeper Meaning of Liff; Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency; The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul; and Mostly Harmless. He has also co-authored the book Last Chance to See, about endangered species. Douglas Adams died May 11, 2001 of a heart attack in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 49. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder

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Algemene kennis

Officiële naam
Adams, Douglas Noël
Pseudoniemen en naamsvarianten
DNA
Geboortedatum
1952-03-11
Overlijdensdatum
2001-05-11
Graflocatie
Highgate Cemetery, London
Geslacht
male
Nationaliteit
England, UK
Land (voor op de kaart)
England, UK
Geboorteplaats
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Plaats van overlijden
Montecito, California, USA
Oorzaak van overlijden
heart attack
Woonplaatsen
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Islington, London, England, UK
Opleiding
St. John's College, Cambridge (BA|1974)
Beroepen
writer
editor
Relaties
Fry, Stephen (friend)
Belson, Jane (wife)
Organisaties
BBC
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Asteroid Namesake ("1861 Arthurdent")
Asteroid Namesake ("2592 Douglasadams")
Agent
Ed Victor
Korte biografie
Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist. Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film.

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Besprekingen

grappig als je in de mood bent. instellen op Engelse humor.
bijv leider Zaphod en depressieve Marvin bij de lift. ( die daarvóór het drukke insect met rose vleugels vroeg waar Zaphod was terwijl hij wist dat hij iets verderop stond, om maar even een praatje te hebben. ) .
onlogische logika, of andersom, logische onlogica
"How can you tell there's anything out there?" said the man politely, " the door is closed" blz. 257 ( the ruler of the universe on the empty green/blue planet. )
Subtieler dan deel een, daarom leuker, al moet je deel 1 wel hebben gelezen om deel 2 te snappen. Toch ook wel zin in een sf die helemaal wetenschappelijk consistent is.
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EMS_24 | 189 andere besprekingen | Nov 13, 2021 |
Deze humor is duidelijk niet aan mij besteed. Ik snap het gewoon niet. Af en toe was het wel grappig, maar ik vond er weinig verhaal in.
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connie53 | 189 andere besprekingen | Oct 7, 2018 |
Knotsgekke science fiction, absurdisme voor pubers, heel luchtig; vooral de depressieve robot Arnold was een mooie vondst. Uiteraard geen grote literatuur, maar best leuk.
 
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bookomaniac | 717 andere besprekingen | Nov 11, 2013 |
Dit is inderdaad een dolkomisch boek. Als je ook wel van de schijfwereld boeken van Terry Pratchett houd vind je deze boeken ook hilarisch. Natuurlijk is de schijfwereld meer fantasy en deze boeken science fiction maar toch.
 
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Gea1967 | 717 andere besprekingen | Sep 22, 2013 |

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