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Title: The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul
Author: Douglas Adams

Page 34-35

The room was not a room to elevate the soul. Louis XIV, to pick a name at random, would not have liked it, would have found it not sunny enough, and insufficiently full of mirrors. He would have desired someone to pick up the socks, put the records away, and maybe burn the place down. Michelangelo would have been distressed by its proportions, which were neither lofty nor shaped by any noticeable inner harmony or symmetry, other than that all  parts of the room were pretty much equally full of old coffee mugs, shoes and brimming ashtrays, most of which were now sharing their tasks with each other. The walls were painted in almost precisely the shade of green which Raffaello Sanzio would have bitten off his own right wrist rather than use, and Hercules, on seeing the room, would probably have returned half an hour later armed with a navigable river. It was, in short, a dump.

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smeddley
Oct. 9th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
One of my favorite books! So many people know about The Hitchhiker's Guide, but few know the great books that are The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.

Plus, it tells you what the 90% of your brain that you don't use is filled with...
rinalia
Oct. 9th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
I liked most of the book, but I thought the ending was a bit...rushed. I really loved Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency , though!

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PENGUINS!!!! I'm not surprised, really. ;)
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