Search Results: "Douglas Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
by David Melling, illustrated by David Melling, developed by Hachette UK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"This app won't win any awards for technological innovation, but it offers enough warmth and educational value to justify the price. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A cub searches for a much-needed bear hug. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T WORRY, DOUGLAS! by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Simple and sweet, with a winning streak of silly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When bumbling Douglas wrecks a gift, what can he do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1989

"Adams isn't particularly funny here, but he's often fun—and there's the built-in appeal of Dirk Gently II."
From the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series: a sequel to Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (not reviewed), in which our laid-back, freethinking detective arrives five hours late for an appointment with his client (he's been decapitated in the interim), suffers a broken nose at the hands of an adolescent TV addict, and gets trapped in his living room by a large and evidently demented eagle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A beautiful sendoff, Douglas, wherever you are."
Posthumous trunkful of items found on four beloved Mac computers belonging to the late high-techie best known for his first novel, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 16, 1984

"Despite the slow start, there's less silliness and more comic substance than usual here—making this, overall, the best entry since the original Hitchhiker's."
In the disjointed, amiable, but not particularly funny opening to this fourth in the comic Hitchhiker's series, we catch up with the doings of the main characters: Ford Prefect, stuck light-years from civilization, puzzled that the new edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy now features all the tourist information about Earth that he collected; and Arthur Dent, uneasily arriving on an Earth that he thought had been destroyed by the Vogons to make way for an interstellar bypass. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLOVER ADAMS by Natalie Dykstra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"The curtain at least partly raised on a charmed and haunted life."
A scholar's debut recounts the life and troubling death of a Gilded Age woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMUEL ADAMS by Mark Puls
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2006

"Fully restores Adams to his rightful place as an indispensable provocateur of American liberty."
A brief, sharply focused biography of the mastermind behind the American colonies' break with England, and the drive for independence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOSTLY HARMLESS by Douglas Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 1992

"Might raise the odd grin among the terminally amused."
Mostly limp and inane: That's the sad reality of this, the fifth in Adams's once respectably droll Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 19, 1982

"Overall, however: an effortful enterprise which at best achieves a sort of slow-witted camp pulp—and only for Adams addicts."
If The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was a work of genuine lunacy, and its sequel The Restaurant at the End of the Universe less inspired and considerably more ragged, this is a much busier but practically mirthless offering: the whole notion palls, the dialogue is frequently reduced to the characters telling one another to "zark off," and even the chunks of furious hyperbole have an ominously serious ring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUGLAS MACARTHUR by Arthur Herman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"Featuring the use of new archives, a highly regarded historian offers a significant reappraisal."
A freshly critical life of the great American general, whose "spectacular successes were always haunted by his equally spectacular failures." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Many of Melling's illustrations have rib-tickling touches, and a hilarious appendix shows the rabbit and a small flock of sheep demonstrating more than a dozen different hugs (the shy and unrequited hugs are particularly snort-inducing). (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lovable brown bear needs a hug, but he doesn't know his own strength. Read full book review >