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Eoin Colfer wrote the Artemis Fowl books and they were all pretty goog. If anyone can continue HHGttG, he can do it.

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Perfect follow-up to the earlier, but now RIPed woot on the leatherbound hardcover of the first five of the Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy... Once again, homage to Douglas Adams prevents me from trying to point out or mock the fact that a trilogy doesn't need five books... or six now. :) In any case, it'd probably fall on deaf ears, much the same way any complaint would about U2's song Vertigo starting out with "uno, dos, tres, catorce" (that's one, two, three, fourteen, for you non-Spanish-speakers out there).

Can anyone vouch for Colfer's addition to the series?

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@arosiriak: I can't vouch for Colfer's Hitchhiker book yet but his other books and series are pretty good.

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In for 2. Hopefully it lives up to what Adams started.

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Had I not known it was not Adam's, I would have thought that it was and that his writing had gotten better. Eoin states he isn't trying to write it in Adam's style, but it fits perfectly and is better than the last few of the series.

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It's also very cheap on Amazon - $9.87. It's about the same price as Barnes and Noble after shipping. If you have Amazon Prime, they'll get it to you faster for the same price.

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I picked it up a few months ago at roughly the same price from them, which I thought was quite amazing (also managed to find "Dirk Gently's Hollistic Detective Agency" on the same trip, finishing off my collection of Douglas Adams-penned fiction).

The book itself I think is wonderful. I've read the entire series a few times, and this fits very nicely. It has a number of great jokes in it, and the characters are handled quite well.

Most definitely pick it up if you're a fan of the series, and if you're not, go buy all six books already and become one.

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Had never heard of this HHGG follow-up. Plus, my local library has it for free...

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Really? MY local library charges a cover charge of $5 just to get in the door. And there's a 2-drink minimum...

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I found myself in a bookstore because I was waiting for friends to arrive at a pub next door. The book was new & discounted; I took pity on it and bought it. I felt the book had the style of Adams but not the substance; names of characters I'd seen before but lacking something. I was sorely disappointed.

Granted, I've only read it once and haven't read any of the originals in many years, though they have an honored place on my shelf.

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@colonelpuffpuff: no he can't. i want to wrap a golf club around Eoin Colfer's hackey neck.

edit: i hated this book. it was like a tv series reunion special, only with all the characters recast. and the story sucked.

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I purchased this book a few months ago while on a trip to Vegas, and managed to read it in-flight. It's a good read, but I felt that it tried too much to appease HHGttG fans with in-jokes. But then again, I loved Adam's style and I haven't read anything from this author, so maybe that's how he does things.

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Which one is this supposed to be a follow-up to? Mostly Harmless was a decent end, but I read that the planned next book, Salmon of Truth, was supposed to fix some of the wierd loose ends. Sadly, when Adams died without finishing it, they published his notes and I really thought it was a bad read.

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This book was a huge disappointment. There is very little originality to the jokes and the ending was just plain cruel.