So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #4)
Well, maybe “old fashioned” is a poor choice of words. This is a Douglas Adams book after all, and it features robots, spaceships, and a man named Wonko t...more
Even before I was shown the meaning of life in a dream at 17 (then promptly forgot it because I thought I smelled pancakes), I knew this to be true--and yet, I have always felt a need to search for the truth, that nebulous, ill-treated creature. Adams has always been, to me, to be a welcome companion in that journey.
Between the search for meaning and the recognition that it's all a joke in poor taste lies Douglas Adams, and, luckily for us, he doesn't seem to mind if you...more
As one would expect, the focus of the storyline is the continued pursuit of the Ultimate Question, to which we already know that the Ultimate Answer is "Forty-two".
The characterization of Arth...more
Not that a story about Arthur Dent is a bad thing, indeed the story has always revolved around him in a way, but in this book it's less of a science fiction adventure comedy starri...more
First of all, two major characters, Trillian and Zaphod weren’t even there in the book, they were simply given a brief mention towards the end. And Marvin, who was my favourite character of the lot didn’t come around till the very, very last bit of the book...more
By now I have grown to seriously love Douglas Adams and I was prepared to read whatever crazy adven...more
I did like the ongoing...more
Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription, the mysterious disappearance of Earth’s dolphins, and the discovery of his battered copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy all conspire to give Arthur the sneaking suspicion that someth
There really is no real story. Arthur arrives home, Arthur falls in love, Arthur has sex in the clouds above London, Arthur leaves the Earth again and discovers God's Last Message to his creations. Which isn't funny.
It's not wholly bad, like all of Adams work it has moments of genius, such as the Rain God, or the man who has build his house inside out and refers to the outside world as the asylum (o...more
Direi uno dei migliori, mi è piaciuto moltissimo, soprattutto per il fatto che si concentra molto su Arthur un personaggio che adoro e che seppure sempre presente risulta spesso una figura di secondo piano rispetto alle forti personalità presenti nel romanzo (basta besare a Ford e a Zaphod). Molto felice anche per la scomparsa di Trillian che ultimame...more
Plus, this story had a much more human element...more
It is not every day that we come across a Pan-Galactic Gargle blaster of literature…
But I indeed came across the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Over the course of my life, which has been some odd 21 years, I have come across a motley bunch of science fiction novels. I have slavered on all the technological advancements mentioned in these books, I have lived along the great fictional characters as they outwit the enemies in the game of life more treacherous and vexing than a game of chess, wh...more
I always love the first chapter of a Hitchhiker novel. In fact, the first chapter usually ends up being one of the best...more
Douglas Adams just has a really easy style to read. It’s funny, but not really in the laugh out loud way that people expect. I think it’s a bit more subtle than that, but nevertheless the humour is...more
Rakstu gan latviski tāpēc, ka šajā grāmatā es ieraudzīju, iespējams, perfektāko Latvijas politiķu un to attiecību ar iedzīvotājiem aprakstu.
"I come in peace," it [robot] said, adding after a long moment of further grinding, "take me to your Lizard." [...]
"It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see..." [Ford]
"You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?" [Arthur]
"No," said Ford [...], "nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straig...more
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