Here is Douglas Adams's indispensable guide to life, the universe and everything. This sublime collection dips into the wit and wisdom of the man behind THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, uncovering his unique comic musings on everything from his school-trousers to malt whisky and from the letter Y through to his own nose, via atheism, hangovers and fried eggs.
Including short stories and eleven chapters of a Dirk Gently novel that Douglas Adams was working on at the time of his death, THE SALMON OF DOUBT is for fans and new readers alike. These hilarious collected writings reveal the warmth, enthusiasm and ferocious intelligence behind this most English of comic writers; a man who was virtually an unofficial member of the Monty Python team. Douglas Adams on his passion for P. G. Wodehouse, The Beatles and the perfect cup of tea alone make this a must-have collection and a remarkable sign-off from one of the best loved writers of all time.
'One of the world's sanest, smartest, kindest, funniest voices' -- INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY, 'Sheer delight' -- THE TIMES, 'Magical ...read this book' -- SUNDAY EXPRESS
About the Author
Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and created The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy phenomenon: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptation, comic book and bath towel. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's book was published in 1979 and has been a huge success story. His series has sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia and was also a best seller in German, Swedish and many other languages. Douglas lived with his wife and daughter in California, where he died suddenly in 2001.
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Comments about The Salmon of Doubt:
This is a great book that uses great humour, imagination and most importantly, what a great way to spend some time, being made to feel alive and excited by an author that is not only a splendid mix of monty python and steven fry but a real odd way to look at life....and odd is often best
"Above all, of course, Douglas Adams was a transcendent, multi-faceted, comic genius. What made Douglas's work unique, I think, were the wildly contradictory attributes he displayed in his writing. He seamlessly blended world-class intelligence--and a daunting knowledge about an impossible variety of subjects (literature, computers, evolution, pop culture, genetics, and music, to name but a few)--with transcendental silliness; technophobia with a lust for, and fascination with, every high-tech toy imaginable; deep cynicism about virtually everything with an effusively joyful spirit; and one of the quickest wits on the planet with a relentless perfectionism in pursuing his craft." -- From the Introduction by Christopher Cerf
"You are on the verge of entering the wise, provoking, benevolent, hilarious, and addictive world of Douglas Adams. Don't bolt it all whole--as with Douglas's beloved Japanese food, what seems light and easy to assimilate is subtler and more nutritious by far than it might at first appear." --Stephen Fry, author of The Liar and Making History: A Novel
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st December 2012
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.2 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition