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Results 1 - 10 of 19 Douglas Adams eBooks. Buy Douglas Adams eBooks to read online or download in PDF or ePub on your PC, tablet or mobile device. The intergalactic adventures of Arthur Dent begin in the first volume of the 'trilogy of five', Douglas Adams' comedy sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the. Douglas Adams (Author) Douglas Noel Adams was born on 11 March in Cambridge. His parents divorced when he was five, and Douglas and his younger.
Not in United States? Choose your country's store to see books available for purchase. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe The moment before annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat. Life, the Universe and Everything The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky— so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is.
Another example of this is when the Guide has a bunch of background information on A. Dent and all of the various ways he died across all of the various realities. How is that even possible? The Guide isn't a god and no Guide researcher would have wasted time and effort researching this one person of no importance.
I didn't enjoy this book. Here are my reasons: All of the characters act and speak completely differently than in any previous book 2. All of the characters' personalities are taken to their most dire extreme: The two items above make all the characters so unlikable that you aren't invested in any of them; indeed it only causes you to miss the old characters they should have been 4.
The writing is clunky, especially character dialog, and it makes you lose interest and skim over sections; there are also tons of nonsensical and non-sequitur asides that drag down the storytelling 5. The nonsense is also taken to the dire extreme and whole paragraphs are comprised of made-up nonsense words that are so nonsense-y, long, and hard to pronounce that some sections are easier to skip than read I don't believe that there is no one who could carry on the legacy of Douglas Adams.
I don't believe that other writers couldn't carry on the vibe he started. But this author either can't or at least didn't. He tries far too hard and the humor loses its edge. It doesn't seem effortless like Adams made it seem. I am not sure I am explaining myself as accurately as I intended.
Perhaps my true feelings could best be summed up by the following example Close your eyes and imagine you are in the audience of a comedy club. A stand-up comedian comes on stage and does the following bit: Have them open now? Of course you must or you couldn't read this. Okay, so with your eyes open, imagine in your mind that you are in the audience of a comedy club.
There's a pretty large crowd and each person has had one too many Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters, so they're primed for whatever comes next.
A stand-up comedian enters the stage. He looks interesting but understated. He walks up to the microphone does this bit: Tells an off-beat joke with timing and grace. Doesn't over-explain it. Let's the audience catch the humor by themselves! That's Douglas Adams! Now here is the same scene done Eoin Colfer style. Again, imagine yourself in the audience at a comedy club, rife with anticipation at the chance to see a master of the craft.
Suddenly a stand-up comedian walks onto the stage. He is wearing green comic oversize sunglasses, a pair of rainbow-colored suspenders, and one of those headbands that has googly eyes on them at the end of boing-y springs. He walks right up to the microphone and says "wokka, wokka.
In fact, you may find it interesting that in a galaxy called Fartblattjanschteinhoffen there is a planet named Tootstinkleriffic V which has indigenous creatures that the locals call zagblarts. They look like little green-blue worms, but they require batteries to live. They don't call them batteries, they call them yarmiframbutts, but they are basically the same things as AAA batteries.
But zagblarts aren't born with yarmiframbutts, and being new-born babies they have no capacity to find any, so all zagblarts only live for exactly four seconds. Fortunately, zagblarts are asexual and it only takes them three seconds to reproduce, so each zagblart births another right before it dies, which miraculously keeps the race from committing accidental self-genocide.
The only other species which frooms anything yankier than zagblarts are the proomkins of yerkmeoff VII which are so groompy that they hupfrent when grimping their yamifrazzles that they actually quimpelate harpicon zoomibate sherjiacnnaenobllehael quite frequently. Guide Note: The word miraculously as used above would better be interpreted as the Betelgeusian word Shujlachitara because the word miraculously implies a deity and of course the zagblarts only believe in demi-gods and not full gods at all.
If you've managed to make it to the end of this scathing review or simply skipped here , my advice is to immediately go read this book. Set your expectations accordingly and perhaps it will be a more pleasant experience than if you had no expectations at all, or especially if you had hopeful expectations with nothing to base them on. But it's not like a negative review is going to stop you from reading it. You've read five previous books in the series, it would be ridiculous to stop now.
Besides, no matter what happens in this book it has to be less depressing than ending the Hitchhiker's story with Mostly Harmless for Zarquon's sake! This feels like a must read for me, to get some closure after the death of Douglas Adams and the seeming demise of his clever band of characters.
Though I enjoyed some furtherance of the characters, I was not nearly as compelled to delve into the book, flipping page after page as I was when I read the ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The new format of 'guide notes' rather than random run on sentences like the original, broke up the story a bit to me, and seemed to take me out of it. Philip K.
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