Oh, I love this book, I was cracking up with every new page! The sarcastic tone is so awesome, even if the subject matter is irrevocably silly and plot jumps outnumber characters. Even better is the audio version (for this was first meant to be a radio broadcast). I feel a compulsion to read the 4 sequels. It turns out that there were supposed to be 6 books, but Adams died in 2001 at age 46 and never got to write it. His widow sanctioned a project that will pick up the story again, and she requested Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer to write the next books.
“Eoin Colfer to write sixth Hitchhiker’s Guide book
Comic fantasy children’s author describes being given the opportunity to continue Douglas Adams’s legendary series as ‘like suddenly being offered the superpower of your choice'”
~ guardian.co.uk, September 17, 2008 <http://www.guardian.co.uk/books /2008/sep/17/douglasadams>
I love Eoin Colfer and am excited that he will continue the quirky journey. I have no more to say but: So long, and thanks for all the fish!