Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Hitchiking To The Bank.

J' Accuse !!
Bit dismayed to read that there are plans for a sixth book in the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy 'trilogy' ('So Long and Thanks for All The Fish' was a pretty lacklustre outing and i didn't even read 'Mostly Harmless'). I think even Douglas Adams knew that they'd run their course and was then writing his Dirk Gently books. Hitchikers Guide WAS Adams and i just don't see how another author can even come close to capturing that style, to quote from the article...
The book will "make no claims for Eoin being Douglas", according to Prior. "It's not Eoin Colfer writing as Douglas Adams, as was the case with Sebastian Faulks," she said, pointing to Penguin's successful publication of Faulks's new James Bond novel Devil May Care earlier this year. "It's absolutely about him being himself – Eoin the author, but with the cast of Hitchhiker."

So what's the bloody point, cynical me thinks it's just a ruse to milk a long dead 'Ameglian Major' Cash Cow!!

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