42 Word Review: Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

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Life, the Universe and Everything

by Douglas Adams (MacMillan Audio, 2006) [First published by Pan, 1982]

read by Martin Freeman

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Reprising the vast zaniness and existential satire of the original Hitchhiker’s duology, Adams ups his trademark discursiveness, redoubles his protagonists’ fecklessness and yet achieves an oddly cohesive transcendence (while Martin Freeman’s delivery makes a virtue of Adams’ sometimes facetious approach to prose).

 

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