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Mostly Harmless, by Douglas Adams

niloofarthefrank's review against another edition

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adventurous funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

yungfrodo's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious reflective medium-paced

4.75

agedmordorblue's review against another edition

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4.0

Well, this series was quite a tumultuous read. I really enjoyed myself reading this and, as the humour is very witty and clever. However, sometimes the setting is so random it took me some time to understand what was actually going on. Having read the last book of the series, book 4 feels a bit pointless. Nevertheless, I recommend anybody interested in the series to read it completely!

sockielady's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted medium-paced

4.75

vincentzryoung's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted fast-paced

4.75

alurivyshnavi's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted slow-paced
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated

4.25

starkbuckgirl's review against another edition

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

bluejeepbaby's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

souljaleonn's review against another edition

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adventurous funny hopeful lighthearted mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes

4.25

poisonenvy's review against another edition

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3.0

I... Did not love this. Perhaps I might have had I not binged the entire series, or if I hadn't just read So Long and Thanks for All the Fish right before but... Well, other than a brief halfsecond sentence where Arthur reflects on how Fenchurch, his soulmate and true love from the previous book disappeared, which he then never thinks of again and never tries to find her, this book completely ignores the existence of the previous book.

In the last book, we see the return of the Earth (thanks, dolphins). In this book, the earth just continues to have been demolished years earlier with no mention of its return.

It's muddled and disjointed and somehow brings attention to all the dropped threads in the previous books.

As this is the last H2G2 book written by Douglas Adams, I suppose that they can be considered the ending, no matter how sudden, which is improved a little by the vague foreshadowing of Bartledanian literature.

Overall, I did not especially like the fifth part of the series, though I feel like, on its own it was just fine. Maybe it was just the bingeread.