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As a wise ape once observed space is big vastly hugely mind bogglingly so However if you look too closely at space it becomes nothing but lumps of rock and sundry gases Sometimes it's necessary to take a step back and let a few billion years go by before any of the true wonder and scope of the cosmos becomes apparentSimilarly the late 20th century author humorist and thinker Douglas Adams was big vastly hugely and thoroughly mind bogglingly so both in physical terms and as a writer who has touched millions of readers firing up millions of cerebellums all over planet Earth for over 35 years and for nearly half of that time he hasn't even been aliveIt would be ridiculous to pretend that Douglas Adams's life and work has gone unexamined since his dismayingly early death at 49 but throughout the decade since the last book to tackle the subject the universes Adams created have continued to develop to beguile and expand minds and will undoubtedly do so for generations to comeAn all new approach to the most celebrated creation of Douglas Adams is therefore most welcome and The Frood tells the story of Adams's explosive but agonizingly constructed fictional universe from his initial inspirations to the posthumous sequels and adaptations bringing together a thousand tales of life as part of the British Comedy movements of the late 70s and 80s along the way With the benefit of hindsight and much time passed friends and colleagues have been interviewed for a fresh take on the man and his works


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    A chunky and comprehensive biography of the life and afterlife of Douglas Noel Adams a man with remarkable imagination and considerable wit to match his tall and somewhat awkward frame His story begins with his birth in 1952 but does not conclude with his untimely death in 2001 It covers his struggles to make his mark in the British comedy scene rubbing shoulders with the likes of Clive Anderson Rhys Jones Stephen Fry and attempting to follow in the footsteps of John Cleese and the Monty Python crew It covers his script writing skills for low budget almost forgotten science fiction skits as well as Monty Python and eludes to the episodes he wrote for Doctor Who We learn about the conception of his most noteable work The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and the trials and tribulations about writing for radioThe writer Jem Robert's passion for his subject shines clearly through the text Adams is portrayed as a somewhat determined and dedicated young man with a certain level of hopeful optimism and general naivety as well as a hearty dose of comic wit and timing It is interspersed with extracts from scripted works short gags from the Adams's archives and the occasional anecdoteWith his sudden unexpected death at the age of a mere 49 the story of Douglas Adams may have finished but his legacy continues with his daughter taking the helm and asking the ultimate question What would Douglas have wanted? This period covers the movie the Dirk Gently television series the release of the incomplete Salmon of Doubt Eoin Colfer's rather forgotten And another thing along with a reboot of the radio show This is a hefty tome a tribute to a fine fellow that lived too short a time and wrote far less than he could have The writing is somewhat dry at times and is best enjoyed in short chunks rather than as an epic read There is just a part of me that wishes Adams had lived to write his autobiography because there are so many unanswered questions lurking between the lines