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The Salmon Of Doubt: Hitchhiking The Galaxy One Last Time - Douglas Adams
The Salmon Of Doubt: Hitchhiking The Galaxy One Last Time
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The Salmon of Doubt comprises ten chapters of the novel on which Douglas Adams was working at the time of his death in May 2001, along with an astonishing collection of pieces recoved from his beloved Macintosh computer. The plot of The Salmon of Doubt is as intriguing as its title and sees Dirk... show more
The Salmon of Doubt comprises ten chapters of the novel on which Douglas Adams was working at the time of his death in May 2001, along with an astonishing collection of pieces recoved from his beloved Macintosh computer.
The plot of The Salmon of Doubt is as intriguing as its title and sees Dirk Gently simultaneously on the trail of half a cat and an actor whose sudden appearance is perhaps not as random as it seems. Starring alongside the pizza-addicted detective are Thor, Norse God of Thunder, Dave of DaveLand and a highly confused rhinoceros called Desmond. Other fictional stories include "Young Zaphod Plays It Safe", featuring the intergalactic star of the Hitchhiker series, and "The Private Life of Ghengis Khan", written with Graham Chapman, in which the emotional needs of a barbaric marauding killer are revealed.
Non-fiction pieces range from an earnest twelve-year-old Douglas' letter to Eagle magazine, through insights into a teenage mind full of adoration for the Beatles and loathing for short trousers, to lectures reflecting Adams' exceptional understanding of our natural, technological and philosophical worlds. Here too are articles on subjects as diverse as religion, the "little dongly things" making a mess of computers, the letter Y and Douglas' love affair with two dogs in New Mexico.
For fans and new readers alike, The Salmon of Doubt is the ultimate smorgasbord of the insanities, urbanities and wondrous workings of life, the universe and everything.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780333766576 (0333766571)
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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