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5th and final, the title refers very neatly to the ‘expanded entry’
Ford Prefect got into the Hitchikers Guide after being stranded on
Earth for 15 years and if you didn’t know that click here to go back to the first book in the series.
An increasingly random plot around multiple dimensions, sandwich making and troubled teenagers actually finishes up quite neatly – but not neatly enough to stop Eoin Colfer writing a sequel.
Even 30 years on this is still a fresh and funny series of stories, whether you read them or listen to the original BBC radio shows. The anarchic, or ‘random’ to use modern parlance, plot, place settings and characters makes them more appealing than a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster!
The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy series:
This title celebrates the thirty years of comic genius of Douglas Adams. Arthur Dent hadn't had a day as bad as this since the Earth had been blown up. Depressed and alone, Arthur finally settles on the small planet Lamuella and becomes a sandwich maker. Looking forward to a quiet life, his plans are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter. There's nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away - Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe. After all - he's encountered most of them before. This title is volume five in the trilogy of five.
|Publication date:||1st September 2009|
|Publisher:||Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers|
Douglas NoÃ«l Adams (March 11, 1952 â€“ May 11, 2001) was a cult British comic radio dramatist, amateur musician and author, most notably of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Hitchhiker's began on radio, and developed into a "trilogy" of five books (which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime) as well as a television series, a towel, a comic book series, a computer game and a feature film that was completed after Adams's death. 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 ...More About Douglas Adams