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Shame It Ended Here

Advantages: Funny and witty novel from the late Douglas Adams
Disadvantages: Doesn'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 boo ...

gunmenoftheapocalypse 10.12.2003 · Read full review
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So Long and thanks for all the laughs

Advantages: Its a hitchhiker book
Disadvantages: but 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 whic ...

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The end

Advantages: Well written and funny
Disadvantages: The 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 lea ...

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The Fifth Part of the trilogy in Four Parts

Advantages: Fantastically funny..its Douglas Adams
Disadvantages: Conclusion 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 r ...

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The book that should not have been

Advantages: Usual excellent wit and humour
Disadvantages: Bad 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 yo ...

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