Reviews

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979)

Creators

Douglas Adams (writer).

Commentary

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

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

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Sequel:

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980)

Creators

Douglas Adams (writer).

Commentary

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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Sequel:

Life, the Universe and Everything (1982)

Creators

Douglas Adams (writer).

Commentary

Adams loses the plot, such as it was.

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Sequel:

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

Creators

Douglas Adams (writer).

Commentary

The romance is unappealingly written.

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Sequel:

Mostly Harmless (1992)

Creators

Douglas Adams (writer).

Commentary

By this point, the horse is dead.

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Adaptation:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) IMDb

Commentary

Douglas Adams was just this guy y’know?

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