The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Four Parts - Douglas Adams
funny and pointless, but isn't it the point? a trilogy in four parts had me chuckling throughout and going 'what is he on about?' in some parts. this book is the classic of nonsense that will always be admired. and it does give you the straightforward answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything - it's 42.