Life, the Universe, Everything  

rm_harrypendel 51M
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8/3/2005 10:20 am

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Life, the Universe, Everything

Perhaps you're wondering about the title of my BLOG, Life, the Universe, Everything. It's a not so veiled reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. If you didn't get it, you're definitely not a fan of the book. I'm not much of a fan myself but I know some and the book's very quotable. In case you don't know, the answer (to Life, the Universe, and Everything) is 42. Now you know, you don't need to read the book.

As you might have guessed by now, I'm quite literary. Not much of a writer, at least it doesn't come as easily to me as I would like it, but I love to read. I can't remember a time when I didn't read and I can't imagine life without books. Books are the fuel of human thought. It's books that allow us to stand on the shoulders of giants.

Fans of John Le Carre will recognize my handle harrypendel as the name of the protagonist of The Tailor of Panama. Do I identify with Harry Pendel in some way? Not really, he's just an interesting character from a book I really enjoyed. Besides, it makes a nice change from wellhung, hotstuff, bigstud and the like.

One thing I'm not good at is finding new things to read, new genre's, new authors, and so on. I should probably spend some time with the books sections of the daily newspapers but I'm always so busy. Perhaps you'd like to suggest some books or authors for me. Maybe we can meet for a coffee and discuss your favorite book. You do like coffee? I'll save that for another BLOG entry.

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