[ Pdf Mostly Harmless Õ esp PDF ] by Douglas Adams ß Blechh Worst Ending Ever I ve heard that Douglas Adams wrote this book during a bad time in his life hey, we all have em , but this bookor less stinks I have chosen to forget that this book was ever written, and that the series ended on a definite high note with So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish Those of you who have not had your minds poisoned with this bit of tripe would do well to skip it altogether.
The fifth and final installment in the Hitchhiker trilogy is generally regarded as the weakest in the series it s the lowest rated on this site, for example The story is focused on Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect Poor Arthur, who finally found happiness at the end of book four, has the love of his life whisked away from him senselessly and is back to wandering the galaxy alone He finally settles down to a life that many would find mind numbingly dull but that suits Arthur just fine Just as he begins to grow accustomed to his new role in the universe, Trillian and then Ford show up to pull Arthur back into their chaotic adventures Ford has discovered a plot that puts not just the Guide, but the universe itself at risk and, once again, a reluctant Arthur is pulled along for the ride The book has two problems The first is that it It S Easy To Get Disheartened When Your Planet Has Been Blown Up, The Woman You Love Has Vanished In A Misunderstanding About Space Time, The Spaceship You Are On Crashes On A Remote And Bob Fearing Planet, And All You Have To Fall Back On Is A Few Simple Sandwich Making Skills However, Instead Of Being Disheartened, Arthur Dent Makes The Terrible Mistake Of Starting To Enjoy Life A Bit And, Immediately, All Hell Breaks LooseHell Takes A Number Of Forms There S The Usual Ford Prefect Form Of Hell, Fresh Hell In The Form Of An All New Version Of The Hitchhiker S Guide To The Galaxy, And A Totally Unexpected Hell In The Form Of A Teenage Girl Who Startles Arthur Dent By Being His Daughter When He Didn T Even Know He Had OneCan Arthur Save The Earth From Total Multidimensional Obliteration Can He Save The Guide From A Hostile Alien Takeover Can He Save His Daughter, Random, From Herself Of Course Not He Never Works Out What Is Going On, Exactly Will You Mostly Harmless is the closing chapter of Douglas Adams series, Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Unless, you want to count And Another Thing by Eoin Coffer as the last installment of the series, but by all extensive purposes I leave it at Mostly Harmless.
I am unsure if I will follow the guide any further, since my American Express card was rejected through my elaborate travels Mostly Harmless follows one Homo Sapien, Arthur Dent, on an exuberant, random, and slightly sad adventure through space, time, and multiple dimensions Arthur is one of the last humans in the entire universe, and all he wants to do is return home to Earth, or a place like Earth, or somewhere he fits in He would like a place where he could sit with a cup of tea, or walk to the pub Unfortunately, Earth was destroyed to make an interstellar highway, which dragged Arthur on his biggest, unwant Hitchhiker s, volume 5.
There are some good lines in this, but I can t help feeling it would have been better if Adams had left it unwritten, or at least unpublished It is very disjointed, with Ford, Arthur and Trillian mostly in separate stories It starts in what would be a parallel universe if such things existed, which they don t, because it makes as much sense as the sea being parallel If there was one thing life had taught her it was that there are times when you do not go back for your bag and other times when you do It had yet to teach her to distinguish between the two types of occasion The messages that one part of her brain was busy sending to another were not necessarily arriving on time or the right way up For something she hadn The Encyclopedia Galactica, that venerable compendium, has a lot to say about the works of Douglas Adams In particular, the first four books of his Hitchhiker s series have over 7 million words dedicated to them This includes synopses, critical analyses, research projects, philosophical treatises and Babel fish fan fiction But the fifth book in the series has not enjoyed this level of attention Until recently, the Galactica article regarding this novel comprised a single word pointless A sub set of literature fans didn t appreciate this and launched an extensive campaign to rectify the situation They argued that Mostly Harmless wasn t a lazy cash grab or evidence that Adams didn t give a crap by that point Or at least that it wasthan jus Sadly, the five part Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy trilogy ends not with a bang, but a whimper With four storylines displaced earthman Arthur Dent, reckless Hitchhiker s Guide correspondent Ford Prefect Trillian, the earth woman once named Tricia McMillan who dumped Arthur at a party to go into space with Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Tricia McMillan in a parallel universe where she stayed on earth Mostly Harmless reads like a frenzied ride on the bumper cars, with storylines beginning and starting almost at random.
In addition, Arthur Dent returns to his whiny and mostly dazed persona that made him insufferable in Life, the Universe and Everything, and while all four storylines eventually converge, the denouement simply isn t that satisfying Take my advice Stop after the fourth book, So Long, and Thanks for All Randal Which did you like better Jedi or The Empire Strikes Back Dante Empire.
Randal Blasphemy Dante Empire had the better ending I mean, Luke gets his hand cut off, finds out Vader s his father, Han gets frozen and taken away by Boba Fett It ends on such a down note I mean, that s what life is, a series of down endings All Jedi had was a bunch of Muppets.
The Milky Way Galaxy is in a state of confusion the dozen Universes, you didn t know there arethan one have collided into each other Nothing is as it was, no wonder historians quit, what s the point, everything keeps on changing since history is so fluid Tricia McMillan Trillian , in another existence is not happy, the British television anchor is back in England after an unsuccessful job interview, in New York City at ten timesmoney Dead tired from the overnight flight, she can barely walk to her house but the odd gardener, Eric Bartlett points out strange marks on Tricia s lawn, space aliens undoubtedly and being polite, pretends to care and listen This interesting conversation must end soon or she ll keel over, at last the bed Next day, Tricia can figure out what to do wi Mostly Harmless was, for many people, a disappointing end to a fantastic series Adams admitted that he was having a bad year when he wrote this book, and it shows the usual humor and manic pacing are largely gone, replaced by long tracts about actual theoretical science as opposed to the lunatic inspired science that created, say, the starship Bistromath , and the tone overall is far darker anddepressive There are still glimpses of Adams comedic genius, but the book as a whole is a definite cog or two down the scale from the first four While Mostly Harmless does provide a firm and definite conclusion to the Hitchhiker s Trilogy, it can, in many ways, be left off the reading list for anyone who is not a die hard Adams fan the average reader will get enough conclusion from So Long, if