Wednesday, 4 November 2015

So long, and thanks for all the fish - Douglas Adams

"The fourth book in the hitch-hiker trilogy (sic)." Inspired imaginative satire with a sci-fi slant from Douglas Adams. How I wish he'd written another several dozen novels, and lived to (at least) ninety.

So long, and thanks for all the fish - Douglas Adams
'It was dark early, which was normal for the time of year. It was cold and windy, which was normal. It started to rain, which was particularly normal.

 a spacecraft landed, which was not." That's enough 'normal' hints Douglas Adams, and he's probably right :) I could care less if you don't buy this book.

 It'll be a tragedy if you never read it. There's more ideas in this short paperback than most writers get into a life's work.

 I'm probably wrong - you'll have to read it to know :)


So long, and thanks for all the fish - Douglas Adams video



 Quote: “Life... is like a grapefruit. Well, it's sort of orange-yellow and dimpled on the outside, wet and squidgey in the middle. It's got pips inside, too. Oh, and some people have half of one for breakfast.”

 Typical positive review:

 I loved this book for it's basic simplicity, yet unfathomably complex story. It made a change to the usual space trips of the previous three books, and i think if it had continued along the same track it could easily have become dull. It wasn't so fast moving but the humour was superb and it still leaves you something to think about to life's complexities.

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