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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Live in Concert

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Live at the Almeida Theater, London, 1995 by Douglas Adams (Phoenix Books, 2008) The greater part of this reading (or more accurately, performance) comes in the form of two long excerpts from Life, the Universe and Everything. Suddenly that which seems facetious on the page springs to life and we hear what Adams himself…

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams (Pan, 1980); audiobook read by Douglas Adams (BBC, 1990) Like the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy before it, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe is a satirical explosion of SF ideas, its brilliant droll humour being marred (this time around) only by Adams’ determinedly facetious approach to…

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

Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams (MacMillan Audio, 2006) [First published by Pan, 1982] read by Martin Freeman 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…