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The Salmon of Doubt - Douglas Adams, Terry Jones
The Salmon of Doubt
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On Friday, May 11, 2001, the world mourned the untimely passing of Douglas Adams, beloved creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, dead of a heart attack at age forty-nine. Thankfully, in addition to a magnificent literary legacy—which includes seven novels and three co-authored works of... show more
On Friday, May 11, 2001, the world mourned the untimely passing of Douglas Adams, beloved creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, dead of a heart attack at age forty-nine. Thankfully, in addition to a magnificent literary legacy—which includes seven novels and three co-authored works of nonfiction—Douglas left us something more. The book you are about to enjoy was rescued from his four computers, culled from an archive of chapters from his long-awaited novel-in-progress, as well as his short stories, speeches, articles, interviews, and letters. In a way that none of his previous books could, The Salmon of Doubt provides the full, dazzling, laugh-out-loud experience of a journey through the galaxy as perceived by Douglas Adams. From a boy’s first love letter (to his favorite science fiction magazine) to the distinction of possessing a nose of heroic proportions; from climbing Kilimanjaro in a rhino costume to explaining why Americans can’t make a decent cup of tea; from lyrical tributes to the sublime pleasures found in music by Procol Harum, the Beatles, and Bach to the follies of his hopeless infatuation with technology; from fantastic, fictional forays into the private life of Genghis Khan to extended visits with Dirk Gently and Zaphod Beeblebrox: this is the vista from the elevated perch of one of the tallest, funniest, most brilliant, and most penetrating social critics and thinkers of our time.Welcome to the wonderful mind of Douglas Adams.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345460950 (0345460952)
ASIN: 345460952
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 299
Edition language: English
Series: Dirk Gently (#3)
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Kythe42's Astral Library
Kythe42's Astral Library rated it
3.0 Review of The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time by Douglas Adams
There were some parts of the Salmon of Doubt that I found interesting, funny, and enjoyable, but on the whole I found the book rather tedious to get through. I'd still recommend it though to any Douglas Adams fans.
Overloaded Bookshelf
Overloaded Bookshelf rated it
5.0 The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
This is an immensely sad book; the last we shall ever read of Douglas Adams. It has some very funny moments and some very serious moments too; the Salmon Of Doubt itself only hints at the fantastic novel it would have eventually become. Left me with a tear in my eye.
DP9
DP9 rated it
sigh. so much talent lost.
Book Trauma
Book Trauma rated it
4.0
With an introduction (foreword) about Douglas Adams and New Stuff by Stephen Fry! Stephen's homage to a fellow technophile did bring a tear to my eyes. What a wonderful way to start this book.The stories, essays and articles found on his computers are pretty analogous to the way he wrote. A smidgen ...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
3.0
This partially posthumous volume consists of a collection of magazine articles, newspaper columns, interviews and such like, along with one short story (about a young Zaphod)originally published in the Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book...a copy of which I own...and the (very) incompl...
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