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Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
  

Mostly Harmless

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5th and final, the title refers very neatly to the ‘expanded entry’ Ford Prefect got into the Hitchikers Guide after being stranded on Earth for 15 years and if you didn’t know that click here to go back to the first book in the series.

An increasingly random plot around multiple dimensions, sandwich making and troubled teenagers actually finishes up quite neatly – but not neatly enough to stop Eoin Colfer writing a sequel.

Even 30 years on this is still a fresh and funny series of stories, whether you read them or listen to the original BBC radio shows. The anarchic, or ‘random’ to use modern parlance, plot, place settings and characters makes them more appealing than a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster!

The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy series:
1. The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
2. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
3. Life, the Universe and Everything
4. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
5. Mostly Harmless

6. And Another Thing...

If you like Douglas Adams you might also like to read books by Terry Pratchett, Robert Rankin and Linda Howard.

Synopsis

Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

With additional material and a foreword by Dirk Maggs

Thirty years of celebrating the comic genius of Douglas Adams…

Arthur Dent hadn't had a day as bad as this since the Earth had been blown up.

Depressed and alone, Arthur finally settles on the small planet Lamuella and becomes a sandwich maker. Looking forward to a quiet life, his plans are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter.

There’s nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away – Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe.

After all – he’s encountered most of them before…

VOLUME FIVE IN THE TRILOGY OF FIVE

About the Author

Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptation, comic book and bath towel. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was published thirty years ago......on 12 October 1979 and its phenomenal success sent the book straight to number one in the UK bestseller list. In 1984 Douglas Adams became the youngest author to be awarded a Golden Pan. His series has sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia and was also a bestseller in German and many other languages. The feature film starring Martin Freeman and Zooey Deschanel with Stephen Fry as the Guide was released in 2005 using much of Douglas’s original script and ideas. Douglas lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, North London, and briefly in California, where he died in 2001.

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Publication date

1st September 2009

Author

Douglas Adams

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback

Categories

Science Fiction
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ISBN

9780330508582

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