Last night we started reading Douglas Adams's "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." If you can handle abnormal, this is the book for you! Come join the crazy with me, while I expand your horizons a bit with an excerpt:
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.
Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.
Most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.
Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. And some said that even the trees had been a bad move, and that no one should ever have left the ocean.
And there you have it Interwebby Friends, social commentary from 1952. Sorry to say that not much has changed.
Question: What made you write a trilogy in four (later 5) parts?
Douglas Adams: A poor grasp of arithmetic.
My kind of guy right there!