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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Adams) - Discussion Questions

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1. You might start with talking about what you enjoyed about Hitchhiker? What made you laugh?

2. Hitchhiker has been described as a parody of government, politics, and big business. You might want to talk about how it parodies those institutions? Or does that kind of question ruin the fun of a hilarious romp through space?

3. The two most famous icons from the series are the towel and the phrase, "don't panic." You want to comment on that?

4. A more fruitful discussion might revolve around the way Hitchhiker series has permeated our popular culture. Some refer to its impact as "hitchhiker-mania," a phenomenon that has spun off a movie, TV series (with Stephen Hawkins, no less), and merchandise (towels and action figures). There are frequent references in rock, videogames, websites, and even an online translation service called Babel Fish! What is it about the series that inspires that kind of...following?

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