Here we are at the end of the review series and also the end of reviews of series via individual books. It takes too much time and I honestly don’t read many series, mostly just trilogies if that.
The first thing to address is I personally view this series complete in the first four books. The Zaphod story and Mostly harmless I only read because they’re in the omnibus. This being said I will not touch “…and another thing.” for free. It’s a Zaphod, Trillian, Random, story involving the immortal from Life, the Universe and Everything who made it’s own purpose for eternal existence to insult everything in existence.
Overall the series seems to have a solid foundation established by the first two books and the third floundered however I’m not entirely sure how much the process is different but I can give slack since it was the first in the series that wasn’t first a radio special.
I wish Adams didn’t introduce Trillian’s character. Like at all. He portrays him self as a writer with no understanding of female character at best or a male supremist at worst. Really really blundered that one up. Over and Over again.
A classic in the genre and good for a laugh. It’s pretty cheap at 20$ (new) for the omnibus and worth checking out.
I’m sure you’re about as happy as I am to be finished with this series and beginning something else. Tune in next week for my Halloween special Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”.