“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”
— Douglas Adams
I loved Douglas Adams – from the 5 book Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy (because why should a trilogy be limited to three books?) to the bizarre Dirk Gently books, and a few other things along the way. He was a keen observer of human behavior, and had a fantastic way of pointing out the absurd. If I had his imagination, and his gift with words, I would surely be famous by now.
Adams was an English writer who was born 1952, and died way too soon in 2001, of a heart attack. If you’ve never sampled his writing before, I urge you to try it.