May 14th 2001

It was during my break at work yesterday (Sunday 13th May) that I read in The Times about Douglas Adams' heart attack and his unexpected death. Considering I knew him only through his books it was suprising how strong my reaction was. The Hitch-Hikers books I have read several times over (exceptional in that almost everey other book I've read has gone onto the bookshelf never to be opened again) and I foisted them on to as many other people as possible. His other works were similarly digested and I began to appreciate how wide-ranging his interests were and how respectable he was as a person in both his values and dreams. For someone who I suspect will be remebered for his exta-terrestrial writings he had a comforting kinship with the earth and society. That his humour and good nature showed through in his works I think is of great credit to him and does more to eulagise him as ever I could. With that I conclude this breif comment suffice to say that I have become more motivated to take an active part in this community and add to one of his dreams that he started for the benefit of the rest of us. Douglas Adams lives on in this community as well as in his books and the continuing delight they will no doubt give to future generations.

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