Wacky? Sure. Silly? Yup. Just a bit inscrutable? Oh, yeah. Like a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster on a school night, it's a great rare treat to be able to revisit the galaxy as presented by Douglas Adams. Thanks to Eoin Colfer for taking us back there! Recommended By Tom L., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
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 forwards and backwards 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.
"At long last, the motley band from Douglas Adams's renowned five-book Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy have returned, thanks to Artemis Fowl author Colfer. When the Vogons return to finish obliterating Earth in our universe and all alternatives, Arthur Dent and his companions find themselves hitchhiking on the spacefaring Viking longship of Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged, an immortal with a death wish who is an expert at mass insults. Readers may find this volume paradoxical. On its own it is a funny novel, but Adams set a legendary, nearly impossible standard. Wacky humor reminiscent of the original Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy rings true, as do most of the characters, but newer elements, such as the brief appearance of Cthulhu, feel out of place. Most notably absent is the supreme inventiveness that hit us with the Infinite Improbability Drive, and the comic-sublime moments like Arthur flying with Fenchurch. You can't go home again, but Adams fans will still appreciate the reunion with old friends." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
The genius behind the bestselling Artemis Fowl series triumphs with the project that is his childhood dream come true: book six in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy franchise. With the full support of original author Douglas Adams' widow, Colfer continues this wildly popular series.
About the Author
Eoin Colfer is a former elementary school teacher and the author of the New York Times best-selling Artemis Fowl series. He is also the author of Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Legend of Spud Murphy, Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth, and The Wish List. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.