And Another Thing …
Author: Eoin Colfer
Pages [hardcover]: 273
Opening Lines: If you own a copy of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, then one of the alst things you would be likely to type into its v-board would be the very same title of that particular Sub-Etha volume. As presumably, since you have a copy, you already know all about the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing coporations of Ursa Minor.
Memorable Quote: The Hitchhiker’s Guide is a hundred percent accurate. Reality, however, is not as reliable.
Favorite Character: Ford Prefect
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.
I love Douglas Adams, and when I heard that there was a new installment of Hitchhiker’s, I was ecstatic but a little wary. I knew before I started that Eoin Colfer was an amazing author, and now knowing that he wrote this with the permission of Douglas Adams’ widow, I like him even more. He writes that he’s a fan of Hitchhiker’s, and I think that he captured the randomness that all fans of Douglas Adams loved.
Eoin Colfer continues in the sixth installment with a different writing style than Douglas Adams, which is to be expected. Little ‘Guide Notes’ are inserted here and there-random breaks in the writing to explain something, sometimes unnecessarily but it’s all in good fun. Eoin Colfer writing is full of humor and wit, but almost nervous seems serious, which makes this novel a fast and fun read.
I’d recommend And Another Thing . . . for any fan of Hitchhiker’s, Douglas Adams, Eoin Colfer, or someone just looking for a book that’ll make them laugh. And Another Thing . . . gets 5/5 stars from me.
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