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The Salmon of Doubt
The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time | Douglas Adams
On Friday, May 11, 2001, the world mourned the untimely passing of Douglas Adams, beloved creator of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, dead of a heart attack at age forty-nine. Thankfully, in addition to a magnificent literary legacywhich includes seven novels and three co-authored works of nonfictionDouglas left us something more. The book you are about to enjoy was rescued from his four computers, culled from an archive of chapters from his long-awaited novel-in-progress, as well as his short stories, speeches, articles, interviews, and letters. In a way that none of his previous books could, The Salmon of Doubt provides the full, dazzling, laugh-out-loud experience of a journey through the galaxy as perceived by Douglas Adams. From a boys first love letter (to his favorite science fiction magazine) to the distinction of possessing a nose of heroic proportions; from climbing Kilimanjaro in a rhino costume to explaining why Americans cant make a decent cup of tea; from lyrical tributes to the sublime pleasures found in music by Procol Harum, the Beatles, and Bach to the follies of his hopeless infatuation with technology; from fantastic, fictional forays into the private life of Genghis Khan to extended visits with Dirk Gently and Zaphod Beeblebrox: this is the vista from the elevated perch of one of the tallest, funniest, most brilliant, and most penetrating social critics and thinkers of our time. Welcome to the wonderful mind of Douglas Adams. From the Hardcover edition.
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Louise
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Listening to this #audiobook collection of letters, articles, and other pieces found on Douglas Adams‘ 4 computers after his death was a nostalgic delight. I had the great privilege of attending one of DA‘s readings in Germany in the nineties. At that time, he was promoting Last Chance To See. He was a great talent!

Aimeesue Last Chance to See is a great (but sad) book. I still mourn the Chinese River Dolphins. ☹️ 2mo
Louise @Aimeesue Yes, you are so right. 💙 2mo
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JoyBlue
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“First you had to fight the Stones fans, which was tricky because they fought dirty and had their knuckles nearer the ground.“ [4]

Not cool, man—not cool!

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JoyBlue
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It's hard to rate this collection of essays, interviews, book forewords, and the incomplete third Dirk Gently book. I was entertained or educated by most parts, so it's definitely a pick. It's so sad that we lost him at such a young age.

In addition to listening at my normal times of day, I got some extra listening time while working this puzzle.

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dawn-pInk
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Absolutely brilliant. Adams has always been one of my favorite voices. And this book a brilliant collection of non-fiction and fiction shorts and an unfinished novel. Highly recommend for Big Fans. 5 out of 5 on GR

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dawn-pInk
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“Seems a bit rough on the old rhino as well,” said Dirk. “And now here‘s another one.”

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AthenaWins
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$3.25!

Crazeedi Good job! 9mo
Aims42 I loved ‘Salmon of Doubt‘! 9mo
BookHoarder32 Armada was so good ❤️👽 8mo
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SleepyDragon
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Book: Salmon of Doubt, The
Author: Smith, Alexis M. (Glaciers)
Movie: Somewhere in Time
TV show: Sha-Na-Na
Food: Strawberry Sherbert
#manicmonday #adaylate #letterS @JoScho

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SleepyDragon
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Enchanted April, The
Never Let Me Go
I, Robot
Salmon of Doubt, The
Electric Kool-aid Acid Test, The

(The last one is on my TBR list.)
@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 😁🤓👍🏻 1y
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jpmcwisemorgan
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#moment #Quotsy #QuotsyApril18 #LitsyQuoteChallenge

There's always a moment when you start to fall out of love, whether it's with a person or an idea or a cause, even if it's one you only narrate to yourself years after the event: a tiny thing, a wrong word, a false note, which means that things can never be quite the same again.

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bookandcat
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I spy a great space exploration book in the line on the new #Avatar Flights of Passage ride in #Disney ! They also had some selections by Jane Goodall and other conservationists and explorers, as well as some made-up books about the Na'vi. What reading material would you recommend to the research team?
#Florida #vacation

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Fiaryeyes
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Tea.... "Drink it. After a few moments you will begin to think that the place you've come to isn't maybe so strange and crazy after all". #booktober #shortstories. @RealLifeReading

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HeySaidRenee
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I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.

MrBook Great quote 😂. Welcome to @Litsy ! Enjoy your stay 😎👍🏻. 3y
HeySaidRenee @MrBook Thanks 😊 I figured with the 42 Litfluence score, a Douglas Adams quote was a good place to start on @Litsy 3y
MrBook Well done! 😎👏🏻 3y
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Aims42

A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.'

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