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Don't forget this is a light-hearted "Thought Experiment"
on 8 June 2006
The current reviews for this book appear to be split between those who were very ante to those who loved it and a few considered it "mind-blowing! The book itself is an easy read and it drew me in to want to see what develops next. However, the first part of the book was more stimulating and interesting than the latter. If you enjoy playing with ideas about"What's it all about and where does God fit in?" then this can be an enjoyable read. However, if you want a more serious exploration of the many sub-questions and issues raised by Adams then look to true science and philosophy. To criticise this book for its apparent lack of research, etc. as suggested by some reviewers appears to miss the point. To me, this book may lack Dilbert, but it still has its share of humour. By analogy, if you read any Harry Potter story to discover the "science of magic" then you might be disappointed. Similarly if you read this book to gain a theological or scientific explanation of its issues, then you are in for a disappointment. If you read it on plane or in a comfortable chair or bed with a desire to be entertained, then this should not disappoint.