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by Eoin Colfer

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Author: Eoin Colfer
ISBN: 0141042133
ISBN13: 978-0141042138
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin; 1 edition (2010)
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Douglas Adams is re-born in Eoin Colfer's masterful prose, says Euan Ferguson. Thus, when this comes along, the first book since Adams's untimely death in 2001, both excitement and trepidation are felt. Eoin Colfer, author of the hugely popular teen Artemis Fowl series, has been sanctioned in the project by Adams's widow, and there has been great expectation, but also a great many people going, quietly, good Lord, it would be so easy for him to get it wrong – one hint of a tin ear, one echo of a cracked bell and it's.

part 1 The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. He was now six light years from the place that the Earth would have been if it still existed. Part of The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16. The room folded flat about him, spun around, shifted out of existence and left him sliding into his own navel. They were passing through hyperspace. Visions of it swam sickeningly through his nauseated mind.

And Another Thing, the 6th book in the Hitchhiker's trilogy, or rather 'double trilogy' as it has now become, is to be written by the brilliantly funny Eoin Colfer, international number-one bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl novels

And Another Thing, the 6th book in the Hitchhiker's trilogy, or rather 'double trilogy' as it has now become, is to be written by the brilliantly funny Eoin Colfer, international number-one bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl novels. Colfer is not unaccustomed to strange going-ons and far-fetched story-lines with his celebrated Artemis Fowl novels

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. But Adams claims not to have known that.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's G.by Colfer, Eoin Paperback -And Another Thing Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has, though, finally made it home to Earth.by Colfer, Eoin Paperback -And Another Thing by Colfer, Eoin Paperback. Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has not been entirely without incident. But that does not mean he has escaped his fate.

Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Part Six of Three Mentions in Our Blog. Five Bestselling Author Handoffs and Collaborations. Published by Beth Clark, January 31, 2019. Turns out, there have been other handoffs and collaborations, so here are five of the best and the stories behind them.

Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has travelled the length, breadth and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forwards and backwards through time. He has been blown up, reassembled, cruelly imprisoned, horribly released and colourfully insulted more than is strictly necessary. And, of course, he has comprehensively failed to grasp the meaning of life, the universe and everything.

The history of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is now so complicated that every time I tell it I contradict myself, and whenever I do get it right I’m misquoted.

Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy For Jonny Brock and Clare Gorst and all other Arlingtonians for tea, sympathy, and a sofa Introduction: A Guide to the Guide Some Unhelpful Remarks from the AuthorThe history of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is now so complicated that every time I tell it I contradict myself, and whenever I do get it right I’m misquoted. The history of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is now so complicated that every time I tell it I contradict myself, and whenever I do get it right I’m misquoted.

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Comments to eBook And Another Thing ...: Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Part Six of Three
Stick
The author missed the point. The guide was supposed to occasionally pop up with interesting background information. Instead it dominates the story and actually makes comments about what the characters are saying.

For example, in one section it went like this:

* Character: ...just like the alien race X.
* Guide: Well actually alien race X wasn't like that.
* Character: Further, this is why I'm write.
* Guide: That's a lie.

The author doesn't understand the difference between the Guide and a snarky, all-knowing narrator.

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.
Ximathewi
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. Colfer did an outstanding job, though, of mirroring Adam's quirky style and dry satirical comedy, but he didn't explore much new territory which each previous book had. The story was full of great references to the former books and the universe it had built, but he didn't add anything new to that universe. But that may have been intentional as a show of respect for his great predecessor, so I can't really knock it for that. I was a bit disappointed that Arthur and Ford were not nearly as prominent of characters in this story. With all that said, the last act of the story brings things together and gives satisfying-ish endings in the very froody hitchhiker's style. All in all, I view this book as a must read for Guide fans for its loyal nods to the original as well as a wrap up that it seems Adam's may have gotten around to if it wasn't for his untimely demise. You will enjoy, but at your own peril!
Dilmal
While this book does bring back all the old favorite characters, I can't help but feel it wasn't really an essential addition to the Hitchhiker series and reinforces my belief that maybe the series went on a little too long.

I tend to break down the series in my mind like this:
- The original Hitchhiker's Guide and Restaurant At the End of the Universe form an inseparable pair (being halves of the same story, really).
- Life The Universe and Everything is a fun encore reviving all the familiar characters.
- So Long and Thanks for All the Fish would have made a terribly satisfying conclusion, finally giving, as it did, a measure of happiness to hapless traveler Arthur Dent that made up to him for all the very weird things the Universe had been doing to him all this time.
- Mostly Harmless blows that happiness away again, not once but twice, taking away first the love of Arthur's life, then the one place he managed to feel completely successful and happy, which could have been fine anyway, if the sixth book felt more like a companion piece that restored it all, but alas, it doesn't.

Eoin Colfer is a fine writer, and the story he's put together here is fairly entertaining in its own right. I will say the style is a just a bit mismatched to Douglas Adams' own native writing style, but you can overlook that and simply enjoy the story well enough. Alas there are a few niggling issues that tarnish it for me:

There are trivial continuity errors (like the Vogons having used nuclear weapons to destroy the first Earth --- I clearly remember Jeltz saying "Energize the demolition beams! Apathetic bloody planet --- I have no sympathy.") There is the ongoing lack of explanation for how the Grebulon weaponry was able to destroy every Earth in every parallel universe when the Vogons could not. And of course Arthur recovers neither the girl or the home he lost, loses the current and all other Earths, and isn't even allowed to settle on a new world in peace, which frankly begins to get annoying since we already have the impression Arthur would have been better off if the series ended two books ago. If your name is Agrajag, or you simply hate Arthur Dent for some other reason, this book is for you. If you were hoping for some closure for Arthur --- well, just pretend the last two stories didn't happen.

Overall, I'd have to say it was OK, and a fairly fun read, but this book joins "Mostly Harmless" on my list of Hitchhiker books that didn't strictly need to be written.
Ironrunner
As a long time fan of the Hitchikers series I had high hopes for this book. It takes a long time to coalesce the characters at the beginning of this. And while it DOES reflect the creative writing style of Douglas Adams, somehow it lacks the CHARM and seems crass at times for now particular reason. Having a hard time forcing myself to finish this book. Maybe it will get better....
Marelyne
I have read worse books; or more to the point have put down poorly written tomes half read due to boredom or annoyance. I wanted to like this effort, really I did. Sadly it did not have the pacing or gleeful wanton abandon of the original trilogy. I can not be the only one who felt all the guide entries and footnotes contained in this effort were distracting from whatever the story was supposed to be about in the first place. And if you are going to make Wowbagger a primary character but not have him interact with Marvin (a Marvinless HHGTTG book, sacrilege).

It almost felt like I was watching a favorite movie but all the actors had been replaced by understudies. There were several points during which I would flip forward to find out how many more pages before the end of a boring chapter. I never did that on the originals; and not only cause most of the chapters were about a page and a half long; Douglas knew how to keep the pace going and if he did wander down an odd path, the payoff at the end would usually be worth it.

So this book gets 2 MEHS and let us all hope there are no more attempts to bring this series back from the afterlife.
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