|Plot Summary of Wish You Were Here: The Official Biography of Douglas Adams|
Ballantine, Mar 2005, 25.95, 384 pp.
“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun"; there on a inconsequential rock revolving around this insignificant star, Douglas Adams used humor to place the importance of earthlings in the Einstein Universe. Nick Webb in turn provides insight into the life of Mr. Adams, the brain behind such classic tales as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; don't panic there is still time if you ignore your digital watch to read the amusing novel and its wacky sequels or catch the TV series. The well-written biography discusses Adams' prim and proper British education and during the artistic period of starvation, overwork, and fame.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Wish You Were Here: The Official Biography of Douglas Adams|
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Subject of Biography
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
- very happy
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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