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The Salmon of Doubt (2002)

by Douglas Adams

Other authors: Peter Guzzardi (Editor)

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Series: Dirk Gently (Unfinished Novel), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Unfinished Novel)

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After the untimely death of Douglas Adams, his friends and editors conceived this volume as a tribute to his life. Included with 10 chapters of his unfinished novel, The Salmon of doubt, are magazine articles, short stories, and the author's musings on life, the universe, and everything.
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I love some of Adams' short pieces in this. He should have written more short stories and non-fiction. ( )
  invisiblecityzen | Mar 13, 2022 |
I love some of Adams' short pieces in this. He should have written more short stories and non-fiction. ( )
  invisiblecityzen | Mar 13, 2022 |
This was amazing. ( )
  jaydenmccomiskie | Sep 27, 2021 |
This posthumous collection gathers interviews, articles, essays, short stories, and the incomplete beginnings of what was to be the third Dirk Gently Novel. All of that along with an introduction, prologue, epilogue, and the order of his funeral services makes for a wonderful tribute to a beloved author which serves to give a sense of closure to fans. ( )
  Zoes_Human | Feb 9, 2021 |
Don't be fooled, this is much more than simple the third instalment of the Dirk Gently series. The Salmon of Doubt contains a great collection of short stories, interviews, speeches, columns, insights, jokes and thoughts by the late Adams, including a great foreword and epilogue by Stephen Fry and Richard Dawkins respectively.

Oh, and then it has eleven chapters of the unfinished third Dirk Gently book.

Incidentally, I loved each and every bit of this collection, *except* the part on Gently. But then again, however much I love the HHGTTG, I was never fond of the holistic detective agency. ( )
  bbbart | Dec 27, 2020 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Adams, Douglasprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Guzzardi, PeterEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brambilla, FrancoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cerf, ChristopherForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chapman, GrahamContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dawkins, RichardAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fry, StephenForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, SimonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, TerryForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Serra, LauraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tran, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wroe, NicholasPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Urania [Mondadori] (Speciale, 16 Supplemento al n. 1486)
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The sweat was dripping down my face and into my lap, making my clothes very wet and sticky.
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“The following morning the weather was so foul it hardly deserved the name, and Dirk decided to call it Stanley instead. Stanley wasn’t a good downpour. Nothing wrong with a good downpour for clearing the air. Stanley was the sort of thing you needed a good downpour to clear the air of. Stanley was muggy, close, and oppressive, like some one large and sweaty pressed up against you in a tube train. Stanley didn’t rain, but every so often he dribbled on you. Dirk stood outside in the Stanley.”
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After the untimely death of Douglas Adams, his friends and editors conceived this volume as a tribute to his life. Included with 10 chapters of his unfinished novel, The Salmon of doubt, are magazine articles, short stories, and the author's musings on life, the universe, and everything.

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