Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's back!!! Arthur, Ford, Trillian, Zaphod and the Guide itself return

I met Douglas Adams once and interviewed him - a lovely, enthusiastic, sort-of sad man, who died much too young.

Now, at the request of Adam's wife, Eoin Colfer has carried on the legacy.

He found writing part 6 in the increasingly inaccurately-named trilogy a challenge:

It's title: And another thing.

The Guardian says:

"Within pages, it's clear this is a triumph. Colfer has pulled off the near-impossible. It's faithful to Adams's humour and, more important, it's also got his rhythm, the cadences and the footfalls that made his style so often (badly) imitated. But Colfer doesn't shy from introducing his own brand of wit, his own complex logic confettis. It's the work of an author who can write anyway, with a beautiful, vaulting imagination, and who obviously loves Adams's style so much he can echo it without falsity or accidental parody."

I want to know... does it bring back Marvin? ??