Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

Title: Mostly Harmless

Author: Douglas Adams

Published: Del Rey, 2000

Pages: 240

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

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