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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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  rouzejp | Sep 2, 2015 |
I think what makes the last two books of the series work for me is that they're tied back to the Guide. Mostly Harmless brings us back to the urgency and magic of the first book. A satisfying conclusion to the series. ( )
  jscape2000 | Jul 5, 2015 |
I'm not sure what to make of this. When all of the characters are on their own, though, it doesn't really work. At least we know what happened to the King. ( )
  trilliams | May 30, 2015 |
Perfectly Normal Beast sound delicious. ( )
  FourOfFiveWits | Feb 23, 2015 |
Mostly boring. Did not finish. ( )
  sturlington | Jan 25, 2015 |
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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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