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Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

Mostly Harmless (original 1992; edition 2000)

by Douglas Adams

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Title:Mostly Harmless
Authors:Douglas Adams
Info:Del Rey (2000), Mass Market Paperback, 240 pages
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Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams (1992)



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Perfectly Normal Beast sound delicious. ( )
  FourOfFiveWits | Feb 23, 2015 |
Mostly boring. ( )
  sturlington | Jan 25, 2015 |
I'd completely forgotten everything about this book. It has its moments, but is not as memorable (or maybe just not as ubiquitous) as the earlier books in the series. It's also perhaps a bit more downbeat, and some of the characters are missing so it's a bit disappointing as an ending to the series. Still lots of great ideas in there though, and worth reading as part of the series. ( )
  AlisonSakai | Oct 31, 2014 |
Meh. It still didn't grab me for the most part. Fairly funny and imaginative in spots, but overall a disappointment. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 22, 2014 |
I was surprised about the low rated reviews here. I read the other four a while back so I have kind of forgotten them. However this book was enjoyable and funny, much funnier than say a Terry Pratchett novel. Similar humour but I click with Adams more I think. ( )
  polarbear123 | Jun 15, 2014 |
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Adams, Douglasprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, Douglas NoëlNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chiconi, OscarCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cross, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Freeman, MartinNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Saarikivi, JukkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Serra, LauraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Anything that happens, happens.
Anything that, in happening, causes something else to happen, causes something else to happen.
Anything that, in happening, causes itself to happen again, happens again.
It doesn't necessarily do it in chronological order, though.
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With grateful thanks to Sue Freestone and Michael Bywater for their support, help and constructive abuse.
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The history of the Galaxy has got a little muddled, for a number of reasons: partly because those who are trying to keep track of it have got a little muddled, but also because some very muddling things have been happening anyway.
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[Book 5 Only] "Mostly Harmless" is the title of the fifth in a series of novels (as well as the fifth in a series of radio dramas). The five works in the series are generally referred to as "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" or "The Hitchhiker Trilogy", as is the series of radio dramas. Though there are unabridged audio recordings of these works, the radio dramas are considerably different from the printed works. Eoin Colfer, of "Artemis Fowl" fame, contracted in 2008 to write the next volume of the "Trilogy."
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Douglas Adams is back with the amazing, logic-defying, but-why-stop-now fifth novel in the Hitchhiker Trilogy. Here is the epic story of Random, who sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors. Line drawings.

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In the fifth volume of the Hitchhiker series, Random, the daughter of Arthur Dent, leaves her remote home planet on the edge of the universe to set out a cross-galactic odyssey in search of her ancestors' native planet.

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