|Plot Summary of Mostly Harmless|
The final installment in the Hitchhickers guide to the Galaxy. Athur Dent, stranded on a primitive planet, has adjusted somewhat to his situtation and has become a successful sandwichmaker. Everything seems to be going fine until a girl named Random arrives and tells him he's her father. Arthur tries to fit into the role of being a father, but Random is a cranky, willful teenager with a nasty identity crisis and things don't go exactly as planned. Meanwhile, Ford Prefect steals the new edition of the guide, and sends it to Arthur for safekeeping only to have it stolen by Random. Ford and Arthur must find Random and recover the guide before something really bad happens. All the expected chaos and humor is present, though the ending leaves you wondering if the answer to the question will ever truly be answered and if not, if it really matters.
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|Chapter Analysis of Mostly Harmless|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- big overbuilt futuristic city
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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