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Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

Mostly Harmless (1992)

by Douglas Adams

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Series: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (5)

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Another high.y amusing entry in the Hitchhicker's Guide Trilogy. ( )
  kale.dyer | Jun 1, 2016 |
This one, last in the series didnt make up to the other books in the series. It is little scientific and less humor compared to the other books in the series. ( )
  PallaviSharma | May 9, 2016 |
Trillian leaves her grown daughter with Arthur, but Random Dent, a result of the merging of Trillian and Arthur's DNA, is not happy being abandoned and steals The Guide and a ship to go to alternate Earth and the team picks up the track. This installment is a little "off" compared to the first three, but it's still enjoyable for Adams' odd humor and side tracks. The audio reader is Martin Freeman, who does a really good job - especially Marvin's last scene is wonderful. ( )
  -Eva- | Mar 26, 2016 |
Might as well have read them all! ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
I really enjoyed reading this book despite the ending that seemed to not really be an ending and was rather confusing.
I was so excited to see Arthur living happily and then suddenly, that happiness in the form of the love of his life disappears as he finds himself on another adventure in space in search of the question to forty two and what it may have to do with everyone around him, particularly Fenny.
Eventually Arthur is able to find happiness on a planet similar to Earth while living a very simple life in the form of no technology and being known at The Sandwich Maker. Then out of the blue, Trillian appears with a little girl and he find out that the girl is named Random and she's his daughter. I laughed when I realized that out of his donations of sperm, his just happened to be mixed with Trillian to form a girl who is confused, angry at the world in general & wondering where she fits in.
This book also brings Ford back into the picture who also seems to mess up Arthur 's plans & yet there's a friendship of sorts.
There was insight into Trillian in a parallel universe who made different choices & had quite a different life.
This book certainly jumped around & came up with many suprised and left a lot of questions behind. This book was very random but I really didn't mind & found it entertaining.
I wasn't happy with how the book ended but I am still glad I read it. If Adams were able to give answers, I'd probably have questions a mile long.
Looking forward to the next book that wasn't fully written by Adams but is in the same series & hopefully answer a lot of the questions. ( )
  Eire2011 | Mar 11, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345418778, Mass Market Paperback)

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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