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Fahim Farook inspired by Douglas Adams

Or <a href="http://mrsgiggles.com/pod/index.html" target="_blank">so the review goes</a>... 

Disclaimer: <a href="http://farook.org" target="_blank">Fahim Farook</a> is my husband and I love to poke fun at him. No fishies, birdies, or other animals were harmed in the making of this post. Honestly. :D 

Fahim wrote a book called <a href="http://www.lulu.com/shop/fahim-farook/honest-the-martian-ate-your-dog/paperback/product-1915332.html" target="_blank"><i>Honest, The Martian Ate Your Dog</i></a> (I wanted to say homework instead of dog, but, you know, my anal retentiveness got the better of me :)). Science fiction humour. He's a major fan of Terry Pratchett and reads a lot of old science fiction. But one author who's books he hasn't read - ever - and believe me, I've tried getting him to read them, but he's pretty stubborn and resistant :D - is Douglas Adams. I love Douglas Adams. I think Douglas Adams is hilarious. Spankingly nose-snortingly hilarious. But Fahim? Not so much. 

So when we stumbled across <a href="http://mrsgiggles.com/pod/index.html" target="_blank">this review</a>, I kinda did a bit of a double-take: </p><blockquote>    <p>        The author has a vision (<b>albeit one heavily inspired by a certain Douglas Adams</b>) and some good ideas, but, unfortunately, he knows it and he will remind the reader of it constantly.     </p> </blockquote><p>    In all fairness to the person who did the review, I, uh, *cough* do kinda *cough* agree with her. *cough* Kind of. 

But I think one difference between her complaint versus mine is readability (mine) versus irritability (hers). And honestly, a lot of people hate footnotes in fiction, so either way, I think the complaint is a fair one for those people. 

But the funny part for me is the part in the quote that I bolded. :D 

Fahim wasn't inspired by Douglas Adams. Can't have been. But he was heavily inspired by Terry Pratchett, who is, in many ways, Douglas Adams' fantasy counterpart, so the misunderstanding is excusable. :) 

Oh, yeah. One other nitpick. The book is labelled as fantasy. It ain't. It's science fiction. :) 

And to the book.<a href="http://www.lulu.com/shop/fahim-farook/honest-the-martian-ate-your-dog/paperback/product-1915332.html" target="_blank"><i>Honest, The Martian Ate Your Dog</i></a> is available for <a href="http://www.lulu.com/shop/fahim-farook/honest-the-martian-ate-your-dog/paperback/product-1915332.html" target="_blank">free download from Lulu</a>, so you can read it without shelling out a cent, buck, dollar, rupee, riyal, franc, euro, or pound. :) 

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