Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1984

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So Long is the worst book is worst book of the 5-book trilogy, or at least the one that fans of the series like the least. It's mostly a romcom, with one sci-fi-y thing in the final chapter
could not give a flying stuff what fans of the series like, fans always seem to have it the wrong way round. the absence of sci-fi and replacement with subtle character and place studies and what I can only describe as a mystical yearning for meaning (which is very much at odds with his wisecracking logical friend-of-Dawkins stuff) this is all why it is a much better book than the rest of the series.

Mostly Harmless is the opposite of this, it is full of a nihilistic existential despair which blocks him from writing anything interesting

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 16 July 2021 09:52 (eleven months ago) link

SLATFATF is a rom-com only in that it concerns a romantic relationship, and is sometimes funny. typical that a certain kind of fan would turn their noses up at that.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 16 July 2021 09:54 (eleven months ago) link

Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1985

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 16 July 2021 10:06 (eleven months ago) link

daniel_rf, feel heartened that i often do think that life, the universe, and everything is the best adams

bart harley-jarvis cocker (voodoo chili), Friday, 16 July 2021 18:07 (eleven months ago) link

The Boys on the Rock is sad and beautiful (and hot)

Seconded. I read it years ago, and the final pages haunt me still.

edited for dog profanity (cryptosicko), Friday, 16 July 2021 19:40 (eleven months ago) link

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