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GondorGirl
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I just want to take a minute to say thank you for all the birthday wishes! It's been lovely to get so many #LitsyLove cards and messages from online friends.

And 42 is a spectacularly bookish age to turn. 🥰

Chrissyreadit Happy Birthday! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
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BC_Dittemore
Mostly Harmless | Douglas Adams
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Pickpick

When I initially read Mostly Harmless, I recall thinking it didn‘t feel the same as the other books, and so never finished it. After revisiting it on Audible, I‘m glad I corrected my mistake. Yes, the tone is bleaker, but the story is as compelling as the original, and equally zany as books 2 and 3. It‘s messy and often confusing, but its biggest downfall may simply be that Adams tried too hard to give his much beloved series a “proper” send-off.

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BC_Dittemore
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Mehso-so

There are some fantastic stand-alone scenes here, but as a cohesive novel, So Long… is the weakest in the Hitchhiker‘s Guide series yet. Two of the most endearing things (for me) about the Guide is how outrageous it is and how Adams takes the absurdity of everyday life and spins some truly deep wisdom out of it. Both these elements are lacking here.

The whole thing rushes to a conclusion that doesn‘t quite work and frankly left me a bit puzzled.

BC_Dittemore I listened to this on Audible and even Martin Freeman, who normally does a fine job, feels like maybe he‘s not feeling this one as much either. 2mo
BC_Dittemore Furthermore. I would like to add that I LOVE the Hitchhiker‘s Guide books, and this one is not without its redeeming qualities. If you‘re sitting on the fence about reading it, don‘t let my review deter you; it is still very much worth the time. 2mo
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BC_Dittemore
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I‘m a bit surprised by all the lukewarm reviews about Life, the Universe, and Everything. I think it‘s just as good as the first two. In fact, I may even like it more than The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

The plot is more convoluted than the first two, but plot has never been the main focus of The Hitchhikers Guide. It‘s zany, hilarious, philosophical, and just plain fun.

Martin Freeman narrates the Audible version and does great!

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BC_Dittemore
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My last few audiobooks have been… weightier. Figured I‘d go with something light this time.

I‘ve noticed people saying this is the worst out of the bunch. Of course, a subpar Hitchhiker‘s Guide book is still better than a lot of stuff out there. 🤷‍♂️

Anyway, I listened to the first two on Audible… I guess it‘s been a couple year now, and naturally have read all the books in a past life.

I always look forward to the wisdom of Douglas Adams.

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rwmg
Mostly Harmless | Douglas Adams
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In some parallel universes Tricia McMillan did not leave Earth with Zaphod Beeblebrox and the Earth was not demolished and now using the new edition of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe you can cross to whichever parallel universe you desire.

Back to the funny playing with ideas. I enjoyed this one.

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rwmg
Mostly Harmless | Douglas Adams
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