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Saturday, October 14, 2006

god's final message to his creation

officially, and finally, i have finished the 4th book in the trilogy of four - So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. i can say that i was very pleased with all four of these books but would highly recommend to anyone considering reading the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy series that you read them all at once rather than take breaks in between books. the plots, characters and story lines scatter themselves all over the place and it seems (at least to me) to be a good idea to keep them fresh in your mind when trying to absorb just under 800 pages of information.

my one question, which is certainly not the ultimate question, is posed to anyone who may have read the trilogy of four only to realize that there is a fifth book in the trilogy of four. is it critical that i read Mostly Harmless with the others? i got quite a sense of... conclusion i s'pose the word could be.. from So Long... and didn't see the need to continue the series. the first three books definitely let you think you needed to read more, but i found that i feel i know the whole story. well, i know what should have been the whole story except i KNOW that there's more because it was on the shelf beside the other four books.

so do i spend $5 on a copy of Mostly Harmless to have a real sense of finality in this series or will it just stir up more of the unknown and make me wish there was one last book to make it a trilogy x 2?

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  • At Sun Oct 15, 07:45:00 AM, Anonymous helen said…

    I don't understand the question. Douglas Adams was a talented writer with a gift for the bizarre and hilarious, whose untimely death left the world bereft of his genius. Who knows what other gems he would have created? You clearly enjoy his work and yet you are wondering whether or not to spend $5 dollars on one of his books which you have not yet read (-what a treat!). As I said, I do not understand the question!!

  • At Sun Oct 15, 08:26:00 AM, Blogger mmat said…

    well, at least we know the answer is 42. maybe i should head out to the bookstore then eh?

  • At Sun Oct 15, 01:33:00 PM, Anonymous helen said…

    Lol. Go buy that book. You know it makes sense.

  • At Mon Oct 16, 04:18:00 PM, Anonymous Tracey said…

    The final book is a bit disappointing but then, his worst book is better than most people's best.


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