Mostly Harmless - Douglas Adams

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has, in what we laughingly call the past, had a great deal to say on the subject of parallel universes. Very litt...

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“Shame It Ended Here”

published 10/12/2003

ProFunny and witty novel from the late Douglas Adams

ConsDoesn't live up to expectations, seems incomplete

Douglas Adams' Hitch-Hiker's Guide 'trilogy' entertained and inspired me, and I was wary to read this final instalment due to reviews on the internet which suggested it was of poor quality and may hunder my enjoyment of the series. The fifth and final book chronicling the experiences of Arthur...

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ProIts a hitchhiker book

Consbut its the worst in the series

I read in the paper that before his untimely death Douglas Adams had been struggling for 11 years on and off to write the 6th and as it proved final book in the Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy. On his PC were numerous unfinished drafts none of which he was happy with – and I believe...

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ProFunny, clever, unique, interesting, easy to read

ConsNot as good as the first book, no Zaphod or Marvin...

Mostly Harmless is the final book in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams. It was originally mean to consist of only three books, but ended up far longer. In typical Hitchhiker fashion, the plot is a bit all over the place. Everything cleverly fits together, and everything...

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ProFantastically funny..its Douglas Adams

ConsConclusion was not up to usual standards

This is, after all, a Douglas Adams. It is characterised by Adams' usual, dry wit and outlandish characters and situations, but not, I believe, one of his best. As a continuation of The Hitchhikers Trilogy in four parts, this book reads much like the rest of the series. Do not misunderstand me, i...

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“The end”

published 29/09/2000

ProWell written and funny

ConsThe idea is wearing a bit thin

"Mostly Harmless" is the last book (so far) in the "Hitch-Hiker's" sequence, and is easily the best. By taking time off to write the Dirk Gently novels, where he wasn't burdened with the accompanying baggage from his previous books, Adams had finally learnt how to put a story together coherently...

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ProUsual excellent wit and humour

ConsBad Conclusion

In my opinion this book should not exsist, the last book finishes the story off quite well with a few lose strings but not enough to anoy. This book ties everything up (like the place arthur will visit before he dies) but has an ending that just makes you want to scream. It has all of Adams...

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