A Biography of Douglas Adams

Book - 2003
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Blackwell North Amer
A novelist, avid ecologist, inventor of words and leading technologist, Douglas Adams was one of the most influential thinkers of the late 20th century. He started his career as a struggling comedy sketch writer but then became an overnight success after his Hitchhiker series were first aired by the BBC in 1978. Arthur Dent's adventures through space with his friend Ford Prefect became a popular culture phenomenon, spawning novels by Adams, hit television and stage shows, a cult following and fan clubs all over the world.
This is the first book to tell the life story of Douglas Adams since his untimely death at the age of forty-nine in May 2001.

Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2003
ISBN: 9780340824887
Characteristics: xviii, 393 p., [8] p. of plates : ill ; 24 cm


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Oct 14, 2011

Rich with information, but poorly organized. Author assumes you've got a PhD in Adams' personal history. I consider myself an avid reader and fan, but got irritated by how the narrative hops around and makes allusions to things not yet discussed.

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