By Douglas Adams
On Friday, might eleven, 2001, the realm mourned the premature passing of Douglas Adams, liked writer of The Hitchhiker’s consultant to the Galaxy, useless of a middle assault at age forty-nine. fortunately, as well as an impressive literary legacy—which contains seven novels and 3 co-authored works of nonfiction—Douglas left us anything extra. The e-book you're approximately to get pleasure from used to be rescued from his 4 pcs, culled from an archive of chapters from his long-awaited novel-in-progress, in addition to his brief tales, speeches, articles, interviews, and letters.
In a manner that none of his past books may possibly, The Salmon of Doubt offers the whole, astonishing, laugh-out-loud adventure of a trip in the course of the galaxy as perceived through Douglas Adams. From a boy’s old flame letter (to his favourite technological know-how fiction journal) to the excellence of owning a nostril of heroic proportions; from mountain climbing Kilimanjaro in a rhino gown to explaining why americans can’t make an honest cup of tea; from lyrical tributes to the chic pleasures present in song via Procol Harum, the Beatles, and Bach to the follies of his hopeless infatuation with expertise; from extraordinary, fictional forays into the non-public lifetime of Genghis Khan to prolonged visits with Dirk lightly and Zaphod Beeblebrox: this is often the vista from the increased perch of 1 of the tallest, funniest, so much fantastic, and such a lot penetrating social critics and thinkers of our time.
Welcome to the fantastic brain of Douglas Adams.
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