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Mostly Harmless By Douglas Adams Mostly Harmless It s easy to get disheartened when your planet has been blown up the woman you love has vanished in a misunderstanding about space time the spaceship you are on crashes on a remote and Bob fearing p
  • Title: Mostly Harmless
  • Author: Douglas Adams
  • ISBN: 9780345418777
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Mostly Harmless By Douglas Adams It s easy to get disheartened when your planet has been blown up, the woman you love has vanished in a misunderstanding about space time, the spaceship you are on crashes on a remote and Bob fearing planet, and all you have to fall back on is a few simple sandwich making skills However, instead of being disheartened, Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to eIt s easy to get disheartened when your planet has been blown up, the woman you love has vanished in a misunderstanding about space time, the spaceship you are on crashes on a remote and Bob fearing planet, and all you have to fall back on is a few simple sandwich making skills However, instead of being disheartened, Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life a bit and, immediately, all hell breaks loose.Hell takes a number of forms there s the usual Ford Prefect form of hell, fresh hell in the form of an all new version of The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy, and a totally unexpected hell in the form of a teenage girl who startles Arthur Dent by being his daughter when he didn t even know he had one.Can Arthur save the Earth from total multidimensional obliteration Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover Can he save his daughter, Random, from herself Of course not He never works out what is going on, exactly Will you
    Mostly Harmless By Douglas Adams

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    About "Douglas Adams"

    1. Douglas Adams

      Douglas No l Adams was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy series Hitchhiker s began on radio, and developed into a trilogy of five books which sold than fifteen million copies during his lifetime as well as a television series, a comic book series, a computer game, and a feature film that was completed after Adams death The series has also been adapted for live theatre using various scripts the earliest such productions used material newly written by Adams He was known to some fans as Bop Ad after his illegible signature , or by his initials DNA.In addition to The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams wrote or co wrote three stories of the science fiction television series Doctor Who and served as Script Editor during the seventeenth season His other written works include the Dirk Gently novels, and he co wrote two Liff books and Last Chance to See, itself based on a radio series Adams also originated the idea for the computer game Starship Titanic, which was produced by a company that Adams co founded, and adapted into a novel by Terry Jones A posthumous collection of essays and other material, including an incomplete novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt in 2002.His fans and friends also knew Adams as an environmental activist and a lover of fast cars, cameras, the Macintosh computer, and other techno gizmos Toward the end of his life he was a sought after lecturer on topics including technology and the environment.

    832 thoughts on “Mostly Harmless”

    1. Mostly Harmless was, for many people, a disappointing end to a fantastic series Adams admitted that he was having a bad year when he wrote this book, and it shows the usual humor and manic pacing are largely gone, replaced by long tracts about actual theoretical science as opposed to the lunatic inspired science that created, say, the starship Bistromath , and the tone overall is far darker and depressive There are still glimpses of Adams comedic genius, but the book as a whole is a definite co [...]


    2. mild spoilers ahead It s terribly amusing that the majority of reviewers have tossed this fifth part to the trilogy aside, banished it from their mental schemata of the series so as to acknowledge only that which ends well I think it says a lot about the readership that they took in the entirety of the first four books without picking up on the melancholy and nihilistic subtext to Adams writing I mean, the first book ends with the discovery that the meaning of life is 42 how much clearer does it [...]


    3. Mostly Harmless is the closing chapter of Douglas Adams series, Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Unless, you want to count And Another Thing by Eoin Coffer as the last installment of the series, but by all extensive purposes I leave it at Mostly Harmless I am unsure if I will follow the guide any further, since my American Express card was rejected through my elaborate travels.Mostly Harmless follows one Homo Sapien, Arthur Dent, on an exuberant, random, and slightly sad adventure through space, [...]


    4. The Milky Way Galaxy, is in a state of confusion, the dozen Universes , you didn t know, there are than one , have exploded into each other Nothing is what it was, historians have quit, what s the point, everything keeps on changing, since history is so fluid Tricia McMillan Trillian , in another existence , is not happy, the television anchor is back in England, after an unsuccessful job interview in New York City, at ten times money too Dead tired from the overnight flight, she can barely wa [...]


    5. Onvan Mostly Harmless Hitchhiker s Guide, 5 Nevisande Douglas Adams ISBN 345379330 ISBN13 9780345379337 Dar 288 Safhe Saal e Chap 1992


    6. The fifth and final installment in the Hitchhiker trilogy is generally regarded as the weakest in the series it s the lowest rated on this site, for example The story is focused on Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect Poor Arthur, who finally found happiness at the end of book four, has the love of his life whisked away from him senselessly and is back to wandering the galaxy alone He finally settles down to a life that many would find mind numbingly dull but that suits Arthur just fine Just as he begin [...]


    7. The Encyclopedia Galactica, that venerable compendium, has a lot to say about the works of Douglas Adams In particular, the first four books of his Hitchhiker s series have over 7 million words dedicated to them This includes synopses, critical analyses, research projects, philosophical treatises and Babel fish fan fiction But the fifth book in the series has not enjoyed this level of attention Until recently, the Galactica article regarding this novel comprised a single word pointless A sub set [...]


    8. Hitchhiker s, volume 5.There are some good lines in this, but I can t help feeling it would have been better if Adams had left it unwritten, or at least unpublished It is very disjointed, with Ford, Arthur and Trillian mostly in separate stories It starts in what would be a parallel universe if such things existed, which they don t, because it makes as much sense as the sea being parallel If there was one thing life had taught her it was that there are times when you do not go back for your bag [...]


    9. Sadly, the five part Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy trilogy ends not with a bang, but a whimper With four storylines displaced earthman Arthur Dent, reckless Hitchhiker s Guide correspondent Ford Prefect Trillian, the earth woman once named Tricia McMillan who dumped Arthur at a party to go into space with Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Tricia McMillan in a parallel universe where she stayed on earth Mostly Harmless reads like a frenzied ride on the bumper cars, with storylines beginning and starting a [...]


    10. Blechh Worst Ending Ever I ve heard that Douglas Adams wrote this book during a bad time in his life hey, we all have em , but this book or less stinks I have chosen to forget that this book was ever written, and that the series ended on a definite high note with So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish Those of you who have not had your minds poisoned with this bit of tripe would do well to skip it altogether.


    11. Randal Which did you like better Jedi or The Empire Strikes Back Dante Empire.Randal Blasphemy Dante Empire had the better ending I mean, Luke gets his hand cut off, finds out Vader s his father, Han gets frozen and taken away by Boba Fett It ends on such a down note I mean, that s what life is, a series of down endings All Jedi had was a bunch of Muppets.


    12. The universe is a joke 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 lie [...]


    13. Carefully read The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy, then imagine that the most horrible, depressing conclusion possible to the whole affair could happen That is what happens in Mostly Harmless It wraps every loose end up most completely, but it wraps things up the way a car compactor packages your favorite vehicle The atrocities the author commits towards his characters in this book significantly impact my enjoyment of the rest of the series The first few pages start out depressing and it just [...]


    14. Is That It 25 February 2017 I m not really sure about this book At first I was going to suggest that it didn t have any point but then again this is a part of the Hitchhiker s Guide series, which basically means that the books aren t going to have a plot, or a point Well, I guess the lack of a plot, and a point, is a point in and of itself because it simply goes to demonstrate the absurdity of existance, and that is that there really seems to be no point to this whole thing we call reality and i [...]



    15. Its years since I read the first four volumes of the Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy and really enjoyed it Perhaps my taste has changed or I can t get into the mood but I really didn t enjoy this book It just seemed to be a clever messa round with words and the sort of adolescent fantasies of the universe that kids who were stoned and listening to Pink Floyd tended to come up with Like a lot of things, it was fun to have lived it than to read about it.There were a couple of good sentences that [...]


    16. I m a huge fan of Douglas Adams, and loved the first four books in the trilogy I was sorely disappointed by the fifth and final book in the series though To me, it seemed like he was thinking I m sick of people whining for Hitchhiker s books I ll show them The way the book ends is so.l I understand Adams was going through a bad period when he wrote this book, and it shows Don t bother with this one.


    17. Let me just say that Mostly Harmless totally shocked me out of my chair.I read the first four books and pretty much loved the humor, storytelling and not to mention the characters.Some new characters are made in Mostly Harmless , and if I had to choose a favorite new character, it would be Random Random as in her name IS LITERALLY RANDOM.The irony of the whole story made me really, really excited The whole tale goes in a roundabout of time and space and ends up where we started.The ending was to [...]


    18. 3.5 starsMuch better than the last book, there was a lot action, space adventure and silly humour I loved Arthur and the whole sandwich making thing he had going on, it was hilarious, his interactions with Random were quite funny too I didn t like Ford all that much though, his parts dragged and he just wasn t very entertaining.The ending was a tad depressing with what happened to all the Earths I guess it was better to end in that way because then the gang would forever travel in space time, a [...]


    19. I combined my review for all of the Hitchhiker books in to one post It just felt easier that way.You can read the review here Darling Co.


    20. I found this a bit lacking in enthusiasm A bit too much hopelesness, being stuck, anger, confusion I felt that Adams has run out of ideas and was repeating himself, with less humor I was quite bored for parts of it Overall it is worth finishing and still has some amusing moments.


    21. I feel like the bad guy after a break up It s not that this book was terrible, but I gave up after reading 2 3 of it I started my relationship with the book without a lot of trust the reviews I ve read and heard have been overwhelmingly negative, and I really disliked the previous book in the series But I figured that maybe my friends were all wrong, and no one could appreciate the book but me, and I just needed to give it some time And then it let me down It s not that it did anything all that [...]


    22. For some reason this fifth volume is not included in most collection of Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy and I ve only realised this recently As with most of Adams book, I finished the book with the feeling that I only sort of know what was going on and wasn t really sure what the point of it was but I had so much fun along the way that I didn t really care This edition sees a new guide being created which works across all the dimensions Queue chaos Arthur Dent spends a great deal of time being [...]


    23. Like its predecessors in the The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy series, Mostly Harmless is a very quick and easy read Douglas Adams writing style is light and entertaining, containing just enough words to let you know what s going on, rather than going on and on describing each and every detail In this way, the story flows along quite nicely While the beginning of the story did tend to drag on a bit, once it picked up, I found it to be very engaging and amusing The character development of Art [...]


    24. Rating 3 1 2 starsWhole series rating 4 starsI get why some people don t like this book, however, I didn t read it I listened to it on audio and I think Martin Freeman bringing all of these characters to life over the books really made it possible for me to enjoy the story than if I had just read it on paper.If you have a few hours to kill in a day or are doing a lot of driving , get the audiobooks Martin does a brilliant job at giving every character a voice, especially Arthur which I would ho [...]


    25. Now there s a neat ending, if I ever read one It was brilliant, however bleak I could not find in here in the fifth and last book of the trilogy quite so much of the beloved cuckoo sense of humor that made his books always so irresistible to me However, I did appreciate the proper science fiction y feeling to it, which was of course well done, having been produced by the magnificent imagination of Douglas Adams I miss you and I regret never having met you, Mr Adams I hope they have good tea, whe [...]


    26. Thoroughly meh There were some glimpses of Adams typical humor, but the final installment of the Hitchhikers Guide trilogy is much bleak The story also skips around between three different plots centered around Arthur, Ford, and Trillian Trisha , none of which was satisfactorily wrapped up as far as I m concerned Adams does delve into the complications of the space time continuum, which he handles with his characteristic combination of wonkiness and humor I enjoyed listening to the audiobook, n [...]


    27. Spoilers ahead Douglas, GURL, what happened I know you said it was a bad year for you but DAMN I guess we all underestimated how much of a BAD FUCKING YEAR it was Wow.Almost Harmless is not as funny as the previous books, not as thoughtful, not as interesting, not as intriguing and just not good at all It s too slow paced and all the things that happen in the book aren t even related to each other or even to the last few books They re completely random facts unrelated to the story, and the only [...]


    28. I don t rate many books with a 5 I think the Hitchhiker books are brilliant in the way I believe Ron Wesley means something is brilliant that he is referring to in the Harry Potter books.Memory is a bit hazy because I am getting a little long in the tooth But, I first heard about Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy in 1981 or 1982 when I was a freshman at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo I had a friend who enthused about it I don t remember if he carried on about the book before or after he got hi [...]


    29. Mostly Harmless was a brilliant final instalment to this trilogy There are a lot of unanswered questions but that was to be expected Fenchurch has disappeared from Arthur s life but he continues to travel across the galaxy in the hope of finding her He ends up crashing on the planet Lamuella and the people of a nearby village nurse him back to health and he uses his skills at making sandwiches to pass the time feeding the uninspired residents Trillian ends up finding Arthur and drops a massive b [...]


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