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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 seuels 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. I ve been a major fan of Douglas Adams since 1980 or 1981 thanks to the older brother of my boyfriend at the time who introduced us to this totally radical and cool book My iPhone case says Don t Panic It was great to read about Adams s background and how the various versions came to be I think you have to be British to recognize many of the names that are dropped but no matter This is a worthy and entertaining biography Einsteins Generation universe from his initial inspirations to the posthumous seuels 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. I ve been a major fan of Douglas Adams since 1980 or 1981 thanks to the older brother of my boyfriend at the time who introduced Electing Judges us to this totally radical and cool book My iPhone case says Don t Panic It was great to read about Adams s background and how the various versions came to be I think you have to be British to recognize many of the names that are dropped but no matter This is a worthy and entertaining biography

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The Frood

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. The Frood is comprehensive really comprehensive You might think Salmon of Doubt was comprehensive but that s just peanuts to the Frood At times this book is almost excessive in detail for instance the peanuts to space bit didn t originate with Hitchhikers Guide far from it But for Hitchhikers fans there s tons of interesting details about Douglas Adams life the creation of his famous works and a fair number of outtakes and alternate versions of familiar stories Many of them would have needed a bit polish before publication such as the back story of the Dentrassi but others of them are as good as anything Adams wrote A bit of a commitment but a must read for serious fans of Adams or the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

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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. This book took me a stupidly long time to finish I was expecting to love it but actually every page was a struggle to get through I can t even tell you why I struggled was it with the author s writing style which initially apes the great DNA himself but then slides into their own Or maybe it was just that away from the books of his that I loved Douglas Adams wasn t the person I had thought he wasIt is packed full of details that usually thrill fans of biographies but somehow this left me cold The Black Ice Score (Parker, unexamined since his dismayingly early death at 49 but throughout the decade since the last book to tackle the subject the The Black Painting universes Adams created have continued to develop to beguile and expand minds and will Fire and Desire undoubtedly do so for generations to comeAn all new approach. This book took me a stupidly long time to finish I was expecting to love it but actually every page was a struggle to get through I can t even tell you why I struggled was it with the author s writing style which initially apes the great DNA himself but then slides into their own Or maybe it was just that away from the books of his that I loved Douglas Adams wasn t the person I had thought he wasIt is packed full of details that The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox usually thrill fans of biographies but somehow this left me cold


10 thoughts on “The Frood

  1. says:

    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 Ste

  2. says:

    A surprisingly good bookI've studiously avoided reading biographies of Douglas Adams so farI've often feared that we might stray over into the dissecting of comedy problem It's a bit like dissecting a frog It might be an interesting exercise to do but at the end of it all you have are bits of frogThis book was

  3. says:

    The Frood is comprehensive really comprehensive You might think Salmon of Doubt was comprehensive but that's just peanuts to the Frood At times this book is almost excessive in detail for instance the peanuts to sp

  4. says:

    A comprehensive chronological history of Douglas Adams struggle to become a comedy writer and performer through the success of Hitchhiker's and subseuent struggle with the success and demands of being a phenomenally successful writer but not performer From artistic hubris thwarted ambitions and realised dreams A great insi

  5. says:

    “Hey you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is” Sass know be aware of meet have sex with; hoopy really together guy; frood really amazingly together guy Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyAs I type this and after reading The Frood there is a realisation that there

  6. says:

    This book took me a stupidly long time to finish I was expecting to love it but actually every page was a struggle to get through I can't even tell you why I struggled was it with the author's writing style which initially apes the great DNA himself but then slides into their own? Or maybe it was just that away from the bo

  7. says:

    I've been a major fan of Douglas Adams since 1980 or 1981 thanks to the older brother of my boyfriend at the time who introduced us to this totally radical and cool book My iPhone case says Don't Panic It was great to read about Adams's background and how the various versions came to be I think you have to be British to recognize many of the names that are dropped but no matter This is a worthy and entertaining biography

  8. says:

    From Week Ending to That Thing About 'Hyperlinks' a meticulously researched and wittily told guide to the life and times and e enthusiasms of the man some would call the greatest ever user of the English Language He would have found a imaginative way of phrasing it than that though

  9. says:

    Very thorough biography put together excellently Full of good stuff with scriptnovel excerpts and patches of discarded material as well as a whole heap of stuff that tracks early sketches that were reused and hammered into shape for various parts of HG2TG

  10. says:

    More entertaining in some ways than the latter range of Adams' own books and instructive in its gentle criticism