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The Salmon of Doubt (2002)

by Douglas Adams

Other authors: Peter Guzzardi (Editor)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

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

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Fiction. Science Fiction. Thriller. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:â??A fitting eulogy to the master of wacky words and even wackier tales . . . Salmon leaves no doubt as to Adamsâ??s lasting legacy.â?ťâ??Entertainment Weekly
With an introduction to the introduction by Terry Jones
Douglas Adams changed the face of science fiction with his cosmically comic novel The Hitchhikerâ??s Guide to the Galaxy and its classic sequels. Sadly for his countless admirers, he hitched his own ride to the great beyond much too soon. Culled posthumously from Adamsâ??s fleet of beloved Macintosh computers, this selection of essays, articles, anecdotes, and stories offers a fascinating and intimate portrait of the multifaceted artist and absurdist wordsmith.
Join Adams on an excursion to climb Kilimanjaro . . . dressed in a rhino costume; peek into the private life of Genghis Khanâ??warrior and world-class neurotic; root for the harried authorâ??s efforts to get a Hitchhiker movie off the ground in Hollywood; thrill to the further exploits of private eye Dirk Gently and two-headed alien Zaphod Beeblebrox. Though Douglas Adams is gone, heâ??s left us something very special to remember him by. Without a doubt.

â??Worth reading and even cherishing, if only because itâ??s the last weâ??ll hear from the master of comic science ficti
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I am glad that I finally listened to this audiobook which I purchased several years ago. I knew that this book was unfinished but hadn't realized that the majority of it wasn't Adams' unfinished manuscript at all but instead a collection of interviews, articles, speeches and other short works of his. I found these very pleasant listening but due to the nature of the collection, there was a fair amount of repetition of some of Adams' favorite analogies/stories/anecdotes.

I was pleased though not surprised to learn that Adams was a fan of P.G. Wodehouse (as am I)!
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  leslie.98 | Jun 27, 2023 |
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 |
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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The sweat was dripping down my face and into my lap, making my clothes very wet and sticky.
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Fiction. Science Fiction. Thriller. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:â??A fitting eulogy to the master of wacky words and even wackier tales . . . Salmon leaves no doubt as to Adamsâ??s lasting legacy.â?ťâ??Entertainment Weekly
With an introduction to the introduction by Terry Jones
Douglas Adams changed the face of science fiction with his cosmically comic novel The Hitchhikerâ??s Guide to the Galaxy and its classic sequels. Sadly for his countless admirers, he hitched his own ride to the great beyond much too soon. Culled posthumously from Adamsâ??s fleet of beloved Macintosh computers, this selection of essays, articles, anecdotes, and stories offers a fascinating and intimate portrait of the multifaceted artist and absurdist wordsmith.
Join Adams on an excursion to climb Kilimanjaro . . . dressed in a rhino costume; peek into the private life of Genghis Khanâ??warrior and world-class neurotic; root for the harried authorâ??s efforts to get a Hitchhiker movie off the ground in Hollywood; thrill to the further exploits of private eye Dirk Gently and two-headed alien Zaphod Beeblebrox. Though Douglas Adams is gone, heâ??s left us something very special to remember him by. Without a doubt.

â??Worth reading and even cherishing, if only because itâ??s the last weâ??ll hear from the master of comic science ficti

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