From the back of the book:
THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY has, in what we laughingly call the past, had a great deal to say on the subject of parallel universes. Very little of this is, however, at all comprehensible to anyone below the level of advanced god and, since it is now well established that all known gods came into existence a good three-millionths of a second after the Universe began rather than, as they usually claimed, the previous week, they already have a great deal of explaining to do as it is, and aretherefore not available for comment at this time . . .
YES I am done another series this year! That makes the fact that I didn’t particularly like this one worth getting through it.
Does it make me a bad scifi fan if I didn’t actually like this? I mean, it was okay as far as books go. It was okay. It was kind of funny. It tied things up… but it just felt like the old stuff rehashed again in order to get another book out.
Once again I am left not caring about the characters. And once again I’m frustrated by the fact that Arthur Dent never seems to learn anything. Ever.
It’s just… none of them are likable at all. The only characters that I had particularly enjoyed – Marvin and Slartibartfast, mainly – didn’t even warrant a mention in this one. Blargh! Disappointment!
There was also the fact that Fenchurch, Arthur’s love interest in the previous book, was written off in the worst possible way – one day, she just managed to disappear. Poof! Gone! She was sitting next to Arthur one minute and not there the next. And doesn’t even get a mention later in the book. What the frak.
Trillian and Arthur’s daughter, Random, though was kind of awesome I suppose. Her name certainly suits the series. Completely and utterly Random.
Hmm. I apparently don’t have much of positive to say about this. Blargh.
The Bottom Line
Not my favourite book. Not the greatest book in the series. A bit of a disappointment. But at least I’m done another series for the year, right?