Patricia McMillian is interviewing for a new broadcasting job since she ruined her chances to go into space. Arthur Dent is trying to find a world to replace his destroyed Earth. Ford Prefect is looking into the strange changes at the publishing offices of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Trillian is busy running around in space and time reporting disasters. Random is trying to find her parents and the meaning of her life.
In other words, things are fairly normal in Douglas Adams' universe. This is the last book in the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. It is still full of humor and laughs. It jumps around betweens stories, thoroughly confusing the reader, then catches the reader back up.
Unfortunately, the end fizzles and left me totally confused. I had a lot of fun with the tongue-in-cheek writing, especially the "perfectly normal beasts" that appear from nowhere, stampede, then disappear into nowhere. But the very end left me bewildered. I want to read the last few pages again to see if they make any more sense, but haven't yet. This series laughs at itself and its genre. Any science fiction fan in the mood for light cannot go wrong here.
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