Tyr wrote:Trilogy of five... wouldn't that be a quintet.. or quintology?
Anyways, I loved the first three. The forth and fifth were.. not so great. I'm really looking forward to the upcoming movie. It actually looks like it will stay faithful to the books, unlike the old TV Series... which was terrible, but incredibly amusing while drunk.
Wasn't the fifth book dubbed as the "next installment of the increasingly inaccurately named trilogy
" or something like that?
"How to fly: throw yourself at the ground and miss". Classic.
I'm a huge fan of Douglas Adams and even liked the Dirk Gently books. He and I have/had a similar sense of humor so those books just clicked. I agree that the later installments weren't as good as the first 3. I can't wait for the movie. My friend and I used to discuss the perfect cast for the movie if it was ever made (years ago). I doubt it will live up to expectations, but it's great that someone has finally decided to try.
I always found great irony in the fact that Adams was one of my favorite authors and Pink Floyd is my favorite band. Adams and David Gilmore were friends. Adams actually is the one that suggested the name "Division Bell" for Floyd's last studio album.