And Another Thing...

And Another Thing...

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An Englishman's continuing search through space and time for a decent cup of tea...
Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, has not been entirely without incident.
Arthur has traveled the length, breadth, and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forward and backward through time. He has been blown up, reassembled, cruelly imprisoned, horribly released, and colorfully insulted more than is strictly necessary. And of course Arthur Dent has comprehensively failed to grasp the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.
Arthur has finally made it home to Earth, but that does not mean he has escaped his fate.
Arthur's chances of getting his hands on a decent cuppa have evaporated rapidly, along with all the world's oceans. For no sooner has he touched down on the planet Earth than he finds out that it is about to be blown up . . . again.
And Another Thing . . . is the rather unexpected, but very welcome, sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. It features a pantheon of unemployed gods, everyone's favorite renegade Galactic President, a lovestruck green alien, an irritating computer, and at least one very large slab of cheese.
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  • Paperback | 339 pages
  • 112 x 172 x 24mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141047720
  • 9780141047720
  • 259,688

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This review was also posted on my weblog <a href=\"http://moonplanet.dreamwidth.org/62146.html\">here</a>. (I took care to give no obvious spoilers about the story) <b>Title:</b> The Hitchhiker\'s Guide to the Galaxy #6 - And another thing... (on <a href=\"http://www.librarything.nl/work/8070632\">Librarything</a>) <b>Author:</b> Eoin Colfer <b>Format:</b> paperback <b>Pages:</b> 340 pages for the story, some ten more with comments by Eoin Colfer and a timeline and such. <b>Year published:</b> original 2009, my edition 2010 <b>Language:</b> English (= original language) <b>ISBN number:</b> 9780141047720 <b>Reason for reading:</b> I had read the previous 5 parts and I liked Eoin Colfer\'s other books (mainly the Artemis Fowl series). My review of book 5 is <a href=\"http://moonplanet.dreamwidth.org/60695.html\">here</a>. <b>Back cover text:</b> Arthur Dent led a perfectly ordinary, uneventful life until <i>The Hitchhiker\'s Guide to the Galaxy</i> hurled him deep into outer space. Now he\'s convinced a cruelly indifferent universe is out to get him. And who can blame him? His life is about to collide with a pantheon of unemployed gods, a lovestruck green alien, a very irritating computer and at least one very large slab of cheese. If, that is, everyone\'s favourite renegade Galactic President can get him off planet Earth before it is destroyed.... again. <b>First alinea of the \"Introduction\" (skipping \"Foreword\" which is actually part of the story as well already):</b> So far as we know... The Imperial Galactic Government decided, over a bucket of jewelled crabs one day, that a hyperspace expressway was needed in the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm of the Galaxy. This decision was rushed through channels ostensibly to pre-empt traffic congestion in the distant future, but actually to provide employment for a few ministers\' cousins who were forever mooching around Government Plaza. Unfortunately the Earth was in the path of this planned expressway, so the remorseless Vogons were dispatched in a constructor fleet to remove the offending planet with gentle use of thermonuclear weapons. <b><i>Review:</i></b> <b>Story:</b> After book 5 I thought, this is the ending. How would you want to write a sixth part? But Colfer succeeded and I thought it was a nice part 6. It really continues exactly from book 5, so you should read that one before this or you\'ll be really confused at the beginning, I think. He wrote the characters in-character and also added to the Vogons and Wowbagger (the insulting alien) and Wowbagger\'s space ship. His description of Asgard was really funny to read after recently having seen the movie \"Thor\", which was not made yet when Colfer was writing this book. I must say that the movie-Asgard and the one in this book complement each other really nicely. I did think that the story was less random (but more Random...) than the other books. <b>Writing style:</b> For a large part of the book, there are many <i>Guide Notes</i> in italic font inbetween the story, especially a lot at the beginning. It becomes less as you near the end of the book, because then there\'s more story. I didn\'t really like the guide notes, but the story was very interesting. I was happy that Colfer didn\'t try to copy Douglas Adams\' style exactly, but he did write in his own style. The sentences are more like \"normal sentences\" about funny things (or not funny), instead of sentences which continue about the words in the previous sentence. Because of this, I could easily read a lot of chapters on one day - with Douglas Adams\' style I have read enough for one day after about two chapters or something (though I can read more). <b>Rereadability:</b> It is re-readable, even without a series re-read. I liked this book :) It is also a good ending to the series.show more
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