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Tamir



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:50 am    Post subject: The Hitchhiker's Guide returns.... Reply with quote

"Oh gosh," you think, "what could this mean? Has Douglas Adams risen from the grave to amuse us some more? Are they making another Salmon of Doubt?"

The truth may be more horrifying than both those options. Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl, has agreed to write a 6th Hitchhiker's Guide book. May the Great Green Arkleseizure have mercy on his soul.

I know this isn't new news, but after not seeing it mentioned on the forum for a couple weeks, I decided to say something. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No....Please no...you're kidding right? They're not really doing this, are they?

*cries*

Me=Not a Eoin Colfer fan.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never read any of the Artemis Fowl books, but in general I'm never a fan of other authors filling in for others... There's just too much bias on my own part for me to be objective and potentially enjoy it.

So I probably won't read this new one.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As with all things, we shall give it one chance, and precisely one - no more, no less. Only then shall we pass judgement.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave it a chance, and then it phailed and fell waaaay down into the depths of book hell (The place where they'd rip the spines off of new hardbacks! ;-Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*prays that it won't turn out like the Peter Pan sequel* (I like Eoin Colfer, but. . .no. Just no.)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sad part about this is that far too many people are going to think of that movie when they hear about this.
I'm sure it had some redeeming features. Just because I cant think of any right now doesnt mean anything...
(Give me the BBC version anyday)

And now we have have the incredibly inaccurate trilogy Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meh, give me the books, and the original Radio series(Witch I have both of fyi) And I'll be happy.

It honestly needs no more than that. . . although Catman lets in the Text adventures xD
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like Eoin Colfer, I think he's a lot of fun. But why would you write a sequel to Hitchiker's Guide? Does it really need one? It's the sort of series that could probably stop in the middle of the middle and say "we're all done here folks", and people would buy it just because the way things had been going already. This seems...like a desire for money, and nothing more.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Eoin Colfer too, but it's like... getting Jhumpa Lahiri to write Terry Pratchett. I just can't really imagine it working.
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