The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is actually one of my favorite books. Douglas Adams is pretty funny, and I enjoyed reading all of the subsequent books in the series. The TV show and movie were pretty decent too, but not as great as the books. Douglas Adams gets the official Fanboy Wife Seal of Approval.
Even though I like his work, I have not crossed the line between enjoying something and fanboydom. I have not hunted down the radio show, nor do I own the TV series. I’ve also never dressed up as Zaphod Beeblebrox.
The books are about an unfortunate man named Arthur Dent. The Earth is destroyed, and he hitchhikes across the universe with his friend, Ford Prefect, who is an alien. They consult the Hitchhiker’s Guide when they come across new situations, and it has the words “Don’t Panic” printed in friendly letters across the cover. The excerpts from the guide are usually pretty funny, but most of what Douglas Adams wrote is hilarious.