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Old 07-10-2009, 13:01   #1
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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Part Six????

Just had an email from Penguin about a Hitchhiker's event on Sunday, but included an advert for the new book Six of Three And Another Thing

http://www.6of3.com/and-another-thin...t-six-of-three

Written by Eoin Colfer, don't know if it follows any of the 'Dave' story Douglas Admas was working on, but will make my trilogy and my daughters 5 in 1 need refreshing.
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Old 07-10-2009, 14:10   #2
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Just had an email from Penguin about a Hitchhiker's event on Sunday
Hitchcon '09 I'll be there (and know where my Towel is)

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included an advert for the new book Six of Three And Another Thing

http://www.6of3.com/and-another-thin...t-six-of-three
yeah am a little torn.. I though book 5 (in the increasingly inaccurate trilogy of 4) had an air of finality about it. I felt DNA had been pressured by fans and publishers alike (if he was or not I don't know.. it's just the feeling I got) as the book felt kind of like "Fine! you want another book? well here you are! now **** off!!"

I dare say I'll buy it out of morbid curiosity on Sunday but as far as I'm concerned they're flogging a dead bugblatter beast with a wet towel. IMHO
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Having just read the fifth in the trilogy (after reading the other four of course), I'd say that that was that... a sixth seems a little pointless to me.
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Should let it rest IMHO (it's not as if the last 2 books were much good anyway).

Although the radio adaptation of Mostly Harmless did address the book ending and downbeat tone by adding a happy ending....
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Old 07-10-2009, 15:43   #5
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Hitchcon '09 I'll be there (and know where my Towel is)



yeah am a little torn.. I though book 5 (in the increasingly inaccurate trilogy of 4) had an air of finality about it. I felt DNA had been pressured by fans and publishers alike (if he was or not I don't know.. it's just the feeling I got) as the book felt kind of like "Fine! you want another book? well here you are! now **** off!!"

I dare say I'll buy it out of morbid curiosity on Sunday but as far as I'm concerned they're flogging a dead bugblatter beast with a wet towel. IMHO

I've read an interview with him where he said that he was in a 'bad place' when he wrote book five and he really wasn't happy with it. He intended to re-address this himself.

Personally, I don't want to read a Hitchhikers book that's not written by him, and I found they got increasingly depressing and downbeat as it went on. I think he should have quit at 3.
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...am torn also...but I know I'll buy it....very tempted by Hitchcon though!! looks like quite a few from the original radio show will ne there...
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If anyone could write part 6, it would be Stephen Fry and as its not him, I'll probably give it a miss. I've read some extracts over the weekend and there's something missing.
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Old 11-10-2009, 22:33   #8
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Radio 4 have this as their book at bedtime starting from tomorrow, 22:45 for 15 minutes.

read by Stephen Mangan, with Peter Serafinowicz.

10 episodes

will probably appear on iplayer too

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n4z16
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Oh, I might have a listen if it ends up on Iplayer. Ta.

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Should let it rest IMHO (it's not as if the last 2 books were much good anyway).

Although the radio adaptation of Mostly Harmless did address the book ending and downbeat tone by adding a happy ending....
True and can you let me know what the radio happy ending was?
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True and can you let me know what the radio happy ending was?
Spoilered on the offchance....

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That's a really nice ending.
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Well have finished book 6 of 3.. "And another thing"

It's not a bad book and has some real Douglas Adam moments. However it's a bit like wanting a Triple chocolate muffin and getting a plain muffin with chocolate chunks. You take a bite... and instead of being full on chocolate you get something that's quite pleasant and a nice chocolate chunk every now and again and it's like "oh! a chocolatey bit!"

The book's "ok" and every now and again you get a "Oh! an Adamsy bit!" if you follow

Worth the £18.99 price tag? nope.. worth waiting for it on Paperback or some deal? perhaps.. if you're a Hitchhiker fan and have nothing better to read. I certainly didn't dislike it. it was entertaining enough .. just a bit lacking
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It's only about £8 at Amazon at the moment.
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On a crowded commuter train, try reading the bit about ZB's roundhouse kick to the head, and stifling tears of laughter in an attempt not to draw attention to yourself.

Not an easy feat.
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Exclamation Heads Up !

In case you've missed this, the first episode will be leaving the iPlayer in a couple of days ...

Radio 4: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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The recording at the end of the Universe - Rounding out the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the Hexagonal Phase, the sixth series in the 'trilogy'. 13 years since the Quintessential Phase hit the airwaves and 40 since the original landmark series was broadcast on Radio 4, the cast explain how it feels to be reunited a lifetime later.
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Been listening to it, don't think its that good myself, not up to Adams standards, however nice its still the same cast, theme tune etc.
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Thank you for this, just managed to er 'get' this from iPlayer before it disappears tomorrow.. had forgotten all about the 6th book (which I haven't read) so look forward to listening to this.
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Looks like it is being released as an audiobook as well:

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