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Book Review: And Another Thing, by Eoin Colfer

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In the realms of science fiction and fantasy writing, there are no hard and fast rules, but one; Fan Fiction Is Bad.

Eoin Colfer's "Hitchhiker's Guide" sequel, "And Another Thing..." reads like fan fiction.

And not very good fan fiction, either.

Now, I have a soft spot for the original "HHGTTG" series, because it was how I met my husband, which is a rather long and convoluted story, which I will not get into here, but suffice it to say that "Hitchhiker" is rather like the "our song" that gets most people all wisty and nostalgic whenever they hear it.

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Douglas Noel Adams

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Douglas Adams earned a reputation as a quirky science fiction humor writer with scripts for Doctor Who and Monty Python, and of course the immortal five-part trilogy, The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  Adams would have turned 61 today, March 11, 2013.

Although writing seemed to be in his blood, he often had to force himself to work at it.  "I love deadlines," he was quoted as saying, "I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by."

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Salmon of Doubt’ by Douglas Adams (2002)

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Poor Douglas Adams. Poor, poor, poor Douglas Adams. I mean ‘Poor’ in the sense of lamentations, not literally: the man was amazingly filthy-stinking rich for what little actual work he did. The fact that he, himself, would admit his financial gains far outstripped any justification from his actual talent is one of the many things that I like about the guy. There are many things to like about Douglas Adams, not the least of which was that he was a genuinely funny man. On the other hand, for those of us who liked him, there are some things not to like about him.

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