Douglas Adams’s Starship Titanic
by Terry Jones (Pan, 1997)
audiobook read by Bill Nighy (Pan, 2023)
Given only a three-week deadline, Jones produced a passable Adams pastiche. Starship Titanic has its moments but more often serves to highlight, through laboured contrast, the finesses that Adams himself sweated blood over in pulling off his particular brand of freewheeling facetiousness.