+1 on Adams and any version of HHGTTG. Sadly, every piece he wrote was "Chinese Democracy-ish" in that he was such a perfectionist that he wrote and rewrote and rewrote, so his bibliography is slim and he died young.
I quote Adams regularly, as his absurdist viewpoint resonates with government work quite nicely, still incredibly relevant. "Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."
Another of my favorites: "There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
His lesser known works, the Dirk Gently novels, were made into a madcap mini-series by Max Landis on BBC America. While not a "real" Adams script, it embraces the spirit of the novels, which are baffling to read at first but snowball into a grand interconnected finale. Season 1 is available for streaming with the BBCA app and Season 2 is expected sometime this year. It's fun viewing, but you have to pay attention. The devil is definitely in the details.