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And Another Thing - Eoin Colfer - Bogormen
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And Another Thing - Eoin Colfer
Title: And Another Thing
Author: Eoin Colfer
Genre: Sci-fi
Rating: 3.5/5
# pages: 344
Date read: October, 2009

Arthur has finally made it home to Earth, but that does not mean he has escaped his fate.

Arthur's chances of getting his hands on a decent cuppa have evaporated rapidly, along with all the world's oceans. For no sooner has he touched down on the planet Earth than he finds out that it is about to be blown up... again.

"And Another Thing" is the rather unexpected, but very welcome, sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. It features a pantheon of unemployed gods, everyone's favorite renegade Galactic President, a lovestruck green alien, an irritating computer, and at least one very large slab of cheese.

The ultimate fanfiction. And I have to say, Eoin Colfer did a much better job than one could have feared. Following in the footsteps of as unique a writer as Douglas Adams is a thankless and probably intimidating job, but Eoin Colfer succeeded quite admirably in capturing his distinctive writing style.

Unfortunately. Eoin Colfer captured the writing style of Douglas Adams as he exhibits it in "Mostly Harmless", which has always been my least favourite of the trilogy, and definitely the weakest of the lot. Like in "Mostly Harmless", the plot of "And Another Thing" is pretty thin, but amazingly enough, like Douglas Adams, Eoin Colfer managed to carry it off through odd persona and witty commentary. I was gratified to find myself laughing out loud more than once. The only sections where Colfer fell a bit flat was in the Guide quotes, which lacked some of the spark of the original.

All in all a decent follow-up, even though of course nothing will live up to the original BBC broadcastings. However, if this is supposed to be The End(tm) I could have wished for it to be a happier one for Arthur.

And I did miss Marvin.

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