it’s true, people. well, either eoin colfer has douglas adams’ brain, or he has a very good medium. or maybe he is douglas adams. or something like that!
AND ANOTHER THING picks up right where adams left off in MOSTLY HARMLESS. everyone has exploded. err, sort of. almost. well, see, really what happened is…
if you liked HHGTG, you will like AND ANOTHER THING. really, that’s the highest praise i can give to this book. i knew colfer was funny, i just wasn’t positive if he was DA funny.
what is AAT like? imagine that you, as a fan, would periodically have ideas that would be GREAT in HHGTG. (or, imagine that you’re douglas adams, and you have TONS of ideas that would be great only you just can’t fit them all in the books). that’s AAT. almost to a ridiculous degree really — at certain points, it feels a little OVERstuffed with material. but all the material (my favorites were the bits with the cheese) works.
i take it back — the highest praise i can give this book is not to say that you will like it. in fact, the highest praise is this: it makes me want to reread the whole series All. Over. Again.
p.s. i should note here that AAT is very much in the vein of the later books — that is, the characters become increasingly less sympathetic, but are still hilarious. if i’m being 100% honest, my favs will always be the original trilogy. but the others are good enough to go back to, when you just can’t get enough…
p.p.s. i got this book for free from the publisher. on twitter. in a giveaway. [which is what twitter is for, in case you hadn’t noticed.] which i then gave away again, on twitter.