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And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer    (Continued)

January 13, 2010

Adams' writing is disjointed, off-beat, and filled with subtle humor about society and more obvious humor for those who don't like to read too much into a book. And despite the fact that Colfer is most certainly not the British humorist genius that Adams was, he does a fantastic job recreating and emulating that style. This is a fitting tribute to the series.

Colfer starts out strong by reopening what seemed like an iron-clad (if tragic) ending to the last book, Mostly Harmless. There are obvious nods to the radio series, revivals of old favorite characters, and new characters that are handled surprisingly well.

The writing is episodic, shifting between various characters' points of view, interrupted periodically with the witty Guide entries that parallel societal issues.

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