Book Reviews of Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker's Guide, Bk 5)

Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker's Guide, Bk 5)
Mostly Harmless - Hitchhiker's Guide, Bk 5
Author: Douglas Adams
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780345418777
ISBN-10: 0345418778
Publication Date: 2/1/2000
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 239 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
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Unlike the rest of Douglas Adams' great work this one is a bit of a snooze. The plot line is pretty random and everywhere and only comes together for a bit of excitement in the last 20 pages. Skip it.
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Helpful Score: 1
As much as I wanted to finish out this series, I just couldnt do it. After the first three stories, it really went downhill and I kept finding that I was having a better time daydreaming than paying attention to the story. I have too many books to read to waste my time on something, that I felt, was overly-hyped.
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I gave this book five stars. Just kidding! Check this out! If you take Spaceballs, Monsters versus Aliens, Player Piano, and Catch 22, throw them into a blender and purée, you might just end up with this book. This wacky look at intergalactic space travel, zany situations, and preposterous characters permeates the ephemeral, volatile fabric of this convoluted, sometimes witty, often disjointed fabrication. Still its mostly harmless. Like the guy who fell asleep in class and was prodded by his neighbor with the answer to the teachers question about transendentalism; who jumped up and yelled 42; youll discover the answer to life, the universe and everything.

The improbability that someone would write this book is two to the power twenty-five thousand to one against and falling.
The improbability that someone would publish it is two to the power fifty thousand to one against and falling.
The improbability that someone would buy it is two to the power seventy-five thousand to one against and falling.
The improbability that someone would actually read it is two to the power one hundred thousand to one against and falling.
The improbability that a reviewer would place it on a must read list is two to the power of infinity minus one to one against and falling.
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The fifth book in the in-aptly named Hitchhikers trilogy. Extremely funny!
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Always good British humor.
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As much as I wanted to finish out this series, I just couldnt do it. After the first three stories, it really went downhill and I kept finding that I was having a better time daydreaming than paying attention to the story. I have too many books to read to waste my time on something, that I felt, was overly-hyped.
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Loved it!
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Great book! Always funny.
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amusing, but definitely not as good as the triology.
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As much as I wanted to finish out this series, I just couldnt do it. After the first three stories, it really went downhill and I kept finding that I was having a better time daydreaming than paying attention to the story. I have too many books to read to waste my time on something, that I felt, was overly-hyped.
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A wonderful conclusion to a wonderful saga!
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This book changed my life.
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Fabulous ending. I'm sorry it's the last one.
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As hilarious as the rest of his books.
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My son loved this book. He laughed and laughed. He is 12 years old)
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If you liked "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe" you will like this book. I thought it was very funny and told a good story.
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Classic. Funny. Wonderful!
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This book is very confusing and yet, had a surprising ending. The story jumps around and isn't quite as consistent as the other 4 books in the series.
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Too funny
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5th book of Hitchhikers trilogy
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From back of box:


"The bestselling author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is back with the fifth volume of his legendary Hitchhikers trilogy.

Her father is Arthur Dent, her mother, unexpectedly to all concerned is Trillion, her godless godfather is Ford Perfect. Through a complicated series of misunderstandings at the naming ceremony she is named at random, or "Random" for short.

When Random sets out across the galaxy to find out the truth about her vanished mother, her journey takes her to an utterly insignificant and little blue-green planet whose only entry in the Guide reads,

Mostly harmless....."
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Adams quickly gets rid of the annoying Fenchurch and brings back the delicious humor, situations, and commentary that made the first couple of books in the trilogy delightful. Arthur finds himself in a parallel universe with no Earth and no Fenchurch, stuck on a planet as the official Sandwichmaker. Ford takes a trip to the office of the Guide and makes a frightening discovery that he, Arthur, and Trillian all set out to fix. Marvin is still dead, but Adams does offer us a robot who is the optimistic opposite of him, which is a fun meta-joke. It's a nice end to the trilogy, but doesn't quite reach the heights of The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

Check out my extended review.
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As much as I wanted to finish out this series, I just couldnt do it. After the first three stories, it really went downhill and I kept finding that I was having a better time daydreaming than paying attention to the story. I have too many books to read to waste my time on something, that I felt, was overly-hyped.