Reviews of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979) and related work

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979Text)

Douglas Adams (writer).

Zanier and more funny than the similar The Sirens of Titan (1959).

References here: Welcome to the Space Show (2010).

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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980Text)

Douglas Adams (writer).

Adams felt this was the best of the novels, and he’s probably right; it does cohere with and conclude the original and it reworks the end of the radio series well enough.

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Life, the Universe and Everything (1982Text)

Douglas Adams (writer).

Adams loses the plot, such as it was.

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (1984Text)

Douglas Adams (writer).

The romance is unappealingly written.

References here: Weathering with You (2019).

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Mostly Harmless (1992Text)

Douglas Adams (writer).

By this point, the horse is dead.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005Moving picture, 109 minutes)

Douglas Adams was just this guy y’know?

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