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A splendidly funny and silly book, quite a successful novelisation of the Radio Series.
Note that the extracts from the archives come right at the end of Chapter 35, and are interesting, especially the fax from Douglas to the American script editor, explaining why some things shouldn't be changed. For some reason, they're not listed in the table of contents.
There is a reason that this was a best-seller in many countries and many languages and through reading this along with the antics of Ford, Arthur, Tricia and others you will understand exactly why and no doubt be swept away by a rollercoaster of planets in a world never before uncovered.
The only thing that makes me sad now is that there aren't more books and Mr Adams is no longer with us. I will never have the chance to explore his magnificent world further other than where my own imagination would lead me, but after reading these books it somewhat feels like that maybe that's what he wanted.
Thank you Douglas Adams for all the joys and imaginations your books have brought me.
He was unmoved by the threat of having this book added to his annual objectives, so I bought the book for him, and have promised that there'll be a test at the end of term.
Instead we are presented with an entertaining travelogue, as a science fiction comedy author and a scientist attempt to travel the world to see a number of species on the brink.
In many ways they are an ideal combination - Douglas presents their experiences in his own, entertaining writing style, dealing not just with the animals themselves, but the trials and tribulations of getting to see them, and the people they meet along the way. Mark Carwardine is obviously passionate about animals and fills in the blanks of some of the knowledge that Douglas does not possess.
Reading it gives you a bit of the feeling of when you go travelling yourself, but most of us probably wouldn't get to go and see the rare and exotic species this species manage to.
I saw the recent series in which Mark Carwardine and Stephen Fry went back to revisit the animals, so I know that some of them have sadly become extinct now. The only extra thing I would have liked to see would be an update on which ones have succeeded, but failing that I would recommend the reader to watch the Stephen Fry series next and find out for themselves.
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