Author: Douglas Adams
Published: Del Rey, 2000
First Line: "Anything that happens, happens."
Summary: Random, the daughter of Arthur Dent, has grown up on a remote world at the edge of the universe. Now she sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors. . . . (Taken from Goodreads)
Review: Being the fifth book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I was hoping to get a few laughs as I did with the other books in the series but unfortunately I was a tad let down in that department. I didn’t really laugh at all. I just felt that Mostly Harmless had a more serious tone to it.
I thought that Mostly Harmless was an alright book. It had some interesting parts but for the most part it just didn’t capture my attention too much. I also got a bit confused by the parallels in the book because I wasn’t sure what was going on. I managed to get my head around it toward the very end of the book.
It was good to see a new character in the series, Random, who is rather random and quite a surprise.
I don’t have much else to say about Mostly Harmless. I thought it was quite an interesting story but I just didn’t enjoy it as much as I did any of the other books in the series. If you’ve read the other books in the series, however, this one is worth reading to finish the series.
Source: Own Book