The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 26, 2005 - Fiction - 298 pages
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On Friday, May 11, 2001, the world mourned the untimely passing of Douglas Adams, beloved creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, dead of a heart attack at age forty-nine. Thankfully, in addition to a magnificent literary legacy—which includes seven novels and three co-authored works of nonfiction—Douglas 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 boy’s 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 can’t 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.

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Douglas Adams was a witty and insightful writer. - Goodreads
Great insight into the life of the man. - Goodreads
A fitting finale to a peculiarly wonderful writer. - Goodreads
He was a fantastic writer. - Goodreads
Reveals a smart, intelligent writer. - Goodreads
As a writer, I found it fascinating. - Goodreads

Review: The Salmon of Doubt (Dirk Gently #3)

User Review  - James Rafael - Goodreads

The lost, and now found, essays are wonderful. Funny entertaining, thought provoking. As good as any novel he has written. The lost chapters of a future novel are interesting, but sadden me that they are unfinished. I expect he would have made massive changes before it saw the light of day. Read full review

Review: The Salmon of Doubt (Dirk Gently #3)

User Review  - Thimbleberry - Goodreads

(audio version) Anyone with a passing appreciation for Douglas Adams would do well to read/hear "The Salmon of Doubt". This collection of articles, short stories, and flotsam gives an fascinating peak ... Read full review

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Douglas Adams was the author of the five novels in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy (yes, you read that right!); two Dirk Gently novels; Last Chance to See (with Mark Carwardine); and The Meaning of Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff (both with John Lloyd).

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