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3.0 out of 5 stars
Another Thing...about And Another Thing.., Nov 9 2009
First a caveat...I love anything to do with the Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy.. as a series it is possibly one of the best NON Science Fiction, Science Fiction books ever written. Douglas Adams had a definite flare for creating and recognizing characters and situations that were humourous and thought provoking.
With due credit to Eoin Colfer.. while his effort at continuing the HHG2 series is admirable, and while the story line in "And Another Thing" does follow the general laid out plot of Adams' previous books, Colfer relys too heavily on justifying and explaining the connections between his volume, and those of Doug Adams.
Billing his novel as part six of three.. following Adams' expansion of the famous trilogy through, this book is aimed directly at the heart of those who've already read the preceeding 5 volumes. The story and its plot line would have better been served WITHOUT the constant back referals, explanation and justification from this novel to the past. Anyone reading "And Another Thing" should read the Adams collection first, or there is no reason to pick it up.
Am I being overly harsh?.. I don't think that fans of HHG2 will think so once they've read this book. It left me wanting more than was provided, and thinking what I would have written and included in a "New" volume of Hitchhikers.. had I attempted one. (where is Fenchurch.. the young lady whose feet so fetchingly 'don't quite touch the ground'?)
Even though this review seems negative.. for HHG2 fans.. to say that you've read the whole series.. you will have to read this book, and hope that if Colfer attempts to expand the HHG2 Trilogy to a seventh volume, he will seriously consider less repetitive explanation, and more story.