And Another Thing

And Another Thing

Book - 2009/10/12
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In a continuation of the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" saga, Arthur Dent returns to Earth from his galactic adventures and discovers that the planet is about to be blown up yet again.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2009/10/12
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401323585
1401323588
Branch Call Number: SF COLFER
Characteristics: 273 p

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NealWSyrette
Feb 06, 2017

An American version of an Englishman.

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UncutPiano9
Jun 26, 2013

Fans of the original Hitchhiker's Guide, beware! This well-intentioned continuation gamely attempts to capture the cleverness of the original, but at the expense of the story. Colfer does not manage to balance the clever asides with story-telling, and, unfortunately, this leads to a slow-paced, opaque story that fails to entertain.

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ANITRA L FREEMAN
Jun 18, 2013

A worthy tribute to Douglas Adams and a fun read.

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monikak1
Jun 12, 2012

funny and entertaining, out of the box ideas, silly word plays haha

Veepea Jan 10, 2012

I like Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series, but he really should have left The Hitchhiker's Guide series alone, he just kept trying to write like Douglas Adams and failing- no one can write like him. This was painful to read, though I guess it's nice to know that the characters were saved from their demise at the end of Mostly Harmless. sigh Poor Arthur can never get a break.

The 6th book in the "Guide" Trilogy... a humourous read. Rounds out the series in a clever, though more linear way than Adams' books. For those who are skeptical, it was not as good as "Hitchhiker's", but better than the not-as-good ones of Adams' own writing.

benvizy Aug 23, 2011

I went into this book wondering whether I would even finish it. I didn't see how the author of Artemis Fowl could have nearly the wit and invention of Douglas Adams. I acknowledged that the writing style did not have to have a carbon copy, but I wanted it to at least make me feel like I was reading another book in the series with the same characters. Fortunately, 40 pages in I had no doubt that this book was more than worthy of it's predecessors.
One of the best additions to the series were the sporadic Guide Notes throughout. Reading the series I always wished that I could get a copy of the actual Hitchhiker's Guide, and lo and behold, book six contains "excerpts" directly from it, filled with humorous information about the universe.
But even without the added Guide Notes, book six in the trilogy certainly stands out. The humor may not be a shot for shot remake of Adams', but it still had me laughing out loud a majority of the time.
If you are planning on stopping with the last Adams book, my suggestion is to change your mind right now. Eoin Colfer is a wonderful writer, and I'm very glad he decided to write a sixth novel.

Oh, And Another Thing... DON'T PANIC!

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hil_elrick
Apr 22, 2011

There were times that I had think back and try to remember what was Eoin Colfer's idea and what was Douglas Adams. Although a few hints of his signature writing style pop up in the book I found this novel to be a great read and worthy of being named the sixth novel in the epic series. A must-read for all Douglas Adams fans!

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orion98
Oct 09, 2010

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It's not Adams, of course, but I felt that it fit with Adams' later Hitchhiker's books fairly well.

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coolx777
Aug 24, 2010

The book is pretty boring from the first page all the way to the end.............

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