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The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
« on: January 12, 2006, 12:00:52 pm »
I want to add this book on here. I've just finished it and it's very funny. This is a book of Douglas Adams essays, articles, lectures and 50 pages of the unfinished novel, The Salmon of Doubt. Some of the articles are so funny theres a lot about apple macs. theres some about Adam's attempts to get Hitchhikers on to the big screen. There is also a interview with Adam's about his game Starship Titanic. The Introduced is by Stephen Fry. This is a must for all Douglas Adams fans.

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Re: The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2006, 12:21:07 pm »
It's mentioned right on the cover of Dirk gently. I've even seen the book. I may want to read it. It's really too bad he died so recently and suddenly. He was as old as my dad.
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Re: The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2006, 12:38:59 pm »
yeah it shocked me when he died. i am an adoring fan of Hitchhikers. So long, and thanks for all the fish...


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Re: The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2006, 12:39:53 pm »
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Re: The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2006, 02:44:00 pm »
It's mentioned right on the cover of Dirk gently. I've even seen the book. I may want to read it. It's really too bad he died so recently and suddenly. He was as old as my dad.

Dirk gently is the unfinished book and it's not to bad. Trouble is you start getting in to it and it ends.
Some of the jokes about apple computers are relay good if a bit old. some of the things are a bit dated now.
But its still a good read.
I'm going to post about some more off his books soon ( have to finish reading them first). ;D
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Re: The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2006, 03:21:25 pm »
Dirk Gently isn't unfinished. It came to a very good conclusion. I recenty finished it actually. Same great humor as Hitchhikers. It has a to be continued yes, but it also has a sequal. "The long dark tea time of the Soul"
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Re: The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2006, 03:22:58 pm »
Dirk Gently isn't unfinished. It came to a very good conclusion.

He meant the Dirk Gently in the Salmon book.

I bought this book, but only because I bought everything of Douglas Adams. I liked the part making fun of Nixon.
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Re: The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2006, 07:28:28 am »
I actually keep a copy of it on my desk. It's really funny and worth the read. I especially like "The private life of Atilla the Hun" That was classic  :D