Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Edgewood & E Tacoma confirming houses/buildings shaking! freaky aBigMouthful: Everyone I talk to in different areas say they felt like it happened right outside their house. hooloovoo: if you search explosion on twitter, stuff shows up from Seattle, too. tacomamama: I and my small furry woodland animal brain stem took the kids and the laptop and ran to the basement. erikhanberg: Now heard as far as Seattle.

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • I also usually see green beams in parties. flag hooloovoo - 8 hours ago

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • I'm not comparing the books in terms of sci-fi, but the in terms of feeling of joy I get from being sucked into an amazing plot. HGTG has great lines, but the plot in EG just grabs on like a leech and won't let go until you're done.

    May 15, 2007

  • Listen to the BBC radio series if you have a chance - I prefer it to all other incarnations...

    May 14, 2007

  • Ender's Game is a really great book. In fact, it's my #1 favorite fiction book. But I don't really know that any comparison is merited between it at HGTG; they're just so different. I just like the unique writing style of Douglas Adams, even if the stories he tells with it are ridiculous and inane.

    I mean, who else would come up with similes like "the ships hung in the air in much the same way that bricks don't" or "the machine provided him with a plastic cup filled with a liquid that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea." I like the little language curveballs like that, they make reading fun again. :-)

    May 14, 2007

  • Huh. I read Hitchhiker and half of Restaurant this weekend. It's getting better, but not my favorite series. Maybe having just reread Ender's Game is hurting my opinion.

    May 14, 2007

  • Oh, seanahan, other things in my life qualify far better as blasphemy. ;-) But it *is* odd that I've never gotten into these books--a few friends who know my reading tastes have recommended them as well. Perhaps it's time to give it another try. I like to keep an open mind. :-)

    May 14, 2007

  • Ha! I actually own the Hitchhiker omnibus edition. It's on the to-read list for this summer. Maybe I'll bump it up to the front of the queue.

    May 12, 2007

  • "Never could get through those books, hard as I tried..."

    see blasphemy

    May 12, 2007

  • That's odd, because the first time I read them I couldn't get enough! I don't think I've ever turned pages quite as fast as the ones in this series. Five books, and it was still over too quickly. Different strokes, I guess...

    May 11, 2007

  • Never could get through those books, hard as I tried....

    *sigh*

    May 11, 2007

  • Ah Jenn, clearly you need to spend more time reading Douglas Adams. Once you've made it through the first book you'll have given up on logical explanations. ;-)

    May 11, 2007

  • Yes, but that makes no sense. How can a color be intelligent?

    May 11, 2007

  • A Hooloovoo is a superintelligent shade of the colour blue in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

    December 28, 2006