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Hitchhiker: A Biography Of Douglas Adams By M. J. Simpson

Hitchhiker: A Biography Of Douglas Adams
by M. J. Simpson

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Douglas Adams will be most fondly remembered for the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series and its idiosyncratic humour, but this biography covers his life from his days as a struggling sketch writer to his untimely death at the age of 49 in May 2001.
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Hitchhiker: A Biography Of Douglas Adams by M. J. Simpson

Douglas Adams will be most fondly remembered for the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series and its idiosyncratic humour, but this biography covers his life from his days as a struggling sketch writer to his untimely death at the age of 49 in May 2001. His was an extraordinary life: he started his career as a struggling comedy sketch writer, but then became an overnight success after his "Hitchhiker" series was first aired by the BBC in 1978. Arthur Dent's adventures through space with his friend Ford Prefect became a popular culture phenomenon, spawning bestselling novels by Adams, hit television and stage shows and cult status. As well as a bestselling writer, Adams was an avid ecologist and technophile and this book aims to tell the story of this remarkable life and includes interviews and anecdotes from friends and colleagues.

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Hitchhiker: A Biography Of Douglas Adams Reviews


"Simpson's readable and balanced biography is primarily concerned with factual accuracy...and he is not afraid to contradict Adam's own myths about his life" - The Sunday Times

"M J Simpson's minutely researched and yet beautifully readable biography reveals Adam's most profound successes" Paul Fitzpatrick at www.madaboutbooks.com - www.madaboutbooks.com

This exhaustively researched life...is an impressive feat of devotion." - The Guardian

"Simpson's biography charts Adam's life with the reverence one would expect from a lifelong Hitchhiker fan but also with the honesty a reader deserves...sheer entertainment in its own right" - The Oxford Times

"Simpson's biography of Adams is surprisingly tart, coming from a fan whose obsession with his subject appears to fall just this side of stalkerhood." - The Financial Times

"For this fascinating biography Simpson had access to the only private archives relating to Adam's work that exist. His style is as sardonic and sharp-edged as that of Adam's own work and perfectly complements his subject" - The Good Books Guide 2003

About M. J. Simpson


MJ Simpson is acknowledged as the world's leading authority on the life and career of Douglas Adams, having collected information and material on him for twenty years. When Adams' personal assistant required information on her boss' career, it was Simpson that she phoned. He has been interviewed about Douglas Adams on Channel 4's 'Top Ten TV: Sci-Fi' series and BBC2's 'Reading the Decades', and on many radio stations. He has interviewed Adams several times, edited the world's only 'Hitchhiker's Guide' magazine and co-founded Britain's bestselling science fiction magazine SFX.

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GOR003801251
Hitchhiker: A Biography Of Douglas Adams by M. J. Simpson
M. J. Simpson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2003-03-03
396
0340824883
9780340824887
N/A
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