Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic

Douglas Adams s Starship Titanic Arguably the greatest collaboration in the whole history of comedy Bestselling author Douglas Adams wrote the storyline based on his CD ROM game of the same name as this novel not as him obviously T

  • Title: Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic
  • Author: Terry Jones
  • ISBN: 9780345368430
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Paperback
  • Arguably the greatest collaboration in the whole history of comedy Bestselling author Douglas Adams wrote the storyline based on his CD ROM game of the same name as this novel, not as him, obviously.Terry Jones of Monty Python wrote the book In the nude Parents be warned Most of the words in this book were written by a naked man So You want to argue with that All riArguably the greatest collaboration in the whole history of comedy Bestselling author Douglas Adams wrote the storyline based on his CD ROM game of the same name as this novel, not as him, obviously.Terry Jones of Monty Python wrote the book In the nude Parents be warned Most of the words in this book were written by a naked man So You want to argue with that All right, we give in.Starship Titanic is the greatest, most fabulous, most technologically advanced interstellar cruise line ever built It is like a cross between the Queen Mary, the Chrysler Building, Tutankhamen s tomb, and Venice Further, it cannot possibly go wrong Sadly, however, seconds after its launch it undergoes SMEF, or Spontaneous Massive Existence Failure And disappears Except, everything s got to be somewhere Coming home that night, on a little known planet called Earth, Dan and Lucy Gibson find something very large and very, very shiny sticking into their house.

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    1. B.R.A.CE. 2018 Ένα βιβλίο για το οποίο έχεις μεγάλες προσδοκίες Douglas Adams first imagined the Starship Titanic in Life, the Universe and Everything, the third entry in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, where it is briefly mentioned in the book's 10th chapter. Adams describes it as a "majestic and luxurious cruise-liner" that "did not even manage to complete its very first radio message - an SOS - before undergoing a sudden and gratuitious to [...]

    2. easily the best book I've ever read that was based on a CD-ROM computer game, especially under the sub-category of books written by comedians I like based on CD-ROM games by favorite authors. I dare say it tops both of those lists.

    3. I have to say I was kind of disappointed in this book. I absolutely adore my compendium of the Hitchhiker's saga (is saga the right word?), and was hoping that this would be a nice little addition to the world Douglas Adams created in that. Or else that it would be somehow similar to that episode of Doctor Who with Ten, although that's probably because I've been re-watching the series on Netflix.The whole idea of the Starship Titanic was a one-off joke in the Hitchhiker's novels, and so while th [...]

    4. When I learned that this book existed, I was desperate to find a copy. The brainchild of Douglas Adams, as interpreted by Terry Jones of "Monty Python" fame?! Where do I sign my soul away?I'm very glad I didn't shell out a lot of cash for this book. It showed promise, but read like a chapter book for kids. I would not give this book to any child, though - there's a lot of sexual, R-rated antics, especially as the book gets moving. That's not to say that this is pure rat poison. The book has its [...]

    5. That something written by DNA should receive anything other than 5/5 says it all really. The idea is here, the bones with a fair degree of meat attached, but it hasn't the ability to lead you to a 'wow moment' without seeing it well in advance. As his other books did. Do!I bought the game too, it was equally as frustrating.

    6. Hitchhiker's Guide meets Monty Python. What more could you ask for? The settings and characters are pure Adams but the writing is unquestionably Terry Jones. A fun reads for fans of both styles with a couple laugh out loud passages.

    7. Сигурно някои от Вас са чували за тази книга, а други може да са повече запознати с компютърната игра със същото име. Лично аз, като заблудено и необразовано агне, си мислех, че втората е правена по първата, а то се оказа, че всичко било правено… паралелно. Дъглас Адамс (познат [...]

    8. (2.5) Fun concept, not Terry-bly well writtenTerry Jones is no novelist, but the storyline plane that is one of the pillars of great Adams writing is still present (others being satire and witty wording/dialogue), and delights despite the nonstop narrative in place of dialogue/inner monologue. Maybe the game makes more sense now? (I never made any headway whatsoever—must’ve needed to work on that second class upgrade first)[pre-reading:] Played the computer game based on this (or I guess the [...]

    9. I went into this book wanting to enjoy it. Well, more than that—I was expecting to enjoy it. After all, it was written by Terry Jones and based on a game by Douglas Adams.What wouldn't there be to enjoy?Spoiler alert: the answer is "A lot."It wasn't good. It was short, though, which does count for something, but it wasn't short enough. It started off promisingly, but a few chapters in, it felt like the story just diverges from the plot of the game. This being said, I've yet to go through the g [...]

    10. Funny, but well below Douglas Adams's levelIt was a good read. A story taken straight out of a footnote in one of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books, the demise of the Starship Titanic.The book is very tongue in cheek and had its good bits, just don't expect it to be of the same caliber as even the worst of the Hitchhiker's books. I'm not sorry I read it, but if you're not a huge fan of Douglas Adams and his work, you'll probably be very underwhelmed.

    11. A book from Adams that is not from Adams but from Terry. He was honest enough in his prologue to explain why this book was written and how. Also what are Terry 's strength and weaknesses. I couldn't agree more with his own critique about this book. The extra star goes for the honesty.

    12. I found a copy of Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic at a half-price book store last December, and picked it up. I'd played the related computer game when it came out back in 1997 and was curious to see how (what I remembered of) the storyline played out in book format. The story opens with Leovinus - the genius designer of the Starship Titanic "the ship that cannot possibly go wrong" - taking a last-minute tour of the ship, only to find that some very serious corners were cut in its construction. [...]

    13. A wonderful sci fi novel with a twist on the Titanic story.Leovinus a genius of the galaxy has an idea to build the most magnificent starship known to the universe, all controlled by his beloved Titania.Things go well until his accountant and other business partner cut corners due to financial issues, on the day of the launch the Starship Titanic suffers a SMEF, Spontaneous Massive Existence Failure and it crash lands right in the middle of a rectory on earth.Enter the four humans, Nigel, Nettie [...]

    14. Oh, how I wanted to like this book more. But for me it was simply impossible not to go into it with sky-high expectations, even though I tried not to. I also have very high standards for comedy. (I'm picky, perhaps a comedy snob, and I find most mainstream "humor" to be unfunny.) So I might be more critical than the average reader. A few chuckles and maybe two good laughs was not enough for a book by a comedic dream team. If the rest of the book was up to the standards of the few very funny sect [...]

    15. I was very happy to discover this book on my aunt's shelf, as I thought I'd read everything influenced by Douglas Adams. It was written by Terry Jones based on a game developed by Douglas Adams. This was an entertaining read with a few laughs, and great for over Christmas. It sounds like a game I would have enjoyed playing.

    16. Auch wenn ich kein wirklicher Fan von Monty Python bin und mit dem Namen Terry Jones nicht viel anfangen konnte, fühlte ich mich doch ein wenig in die Zeiten des "Anhalters" zurückversetzt. Die Reise von Lucy und Co. mit dem Starship Titanic erinnert gekonnt an Douglas Adams' Werk, wirkt aber leider auch teilweise wie ein lauwarmer Aufguss. Insgesamt war sie nette kurzweilige Unterhaltung.

    17. Една от не толкова добрите и забавни хумористични фантастики - слаба фабула и малко скучновати герои. Все пак съм доволна, че привършвам цикъла "Дъглас Адамс" :)

    18. Eğlenceli bir romandı. Terry Jones, Douglas Adams'ın üslubunu yakalamış. Çeviri mükemmeldi Özden Arıkan'ın çeviri tercihlerine bayıldım.

    19. Love Monty Python, Love Douglas Adams, enjoyed the video game this book was based on. Disappointed in the book.

    20. I didn't have a particularly good memory of Starship Titanic. I'd originally read it back at the height of my Douglas Adams obsession as a late teenager; I was fastidious about grabbing everything I could with Adams's name on it. I was leery that this wasn't written by Adams himself, even though I loved Monty Python as much as DA--Terry Jones being a part of a brilliant sketch comedy troupe didn't mean he could write a novel. That said, I also didn't have much memory of Starship Titanic at all. [...]

    21. Not kindle Unlimited, actually have this in hardback from a while back, before I started doing reviews and before I had to have assistive tech to 'read' a book kindle for pc WITH audio plug in, plus narrator with additional Speakonia, it was either a 4 1/2 or a 5, remember the book, and liked it for what it was. Don't see the english language version for this.At the center of the galaxy, a vast, unknown civilization is preparing for an event of epic proportions: the launching of the greatest, [...]

    22. About what I'd expect from a Monty Python player writing HHGttG fan-fiction. I was hoping for a bit more. There are individual segments that are quite entertaining, but, taken as a whole, I was supremely underwhelmed. I paid $1.99 for this, and I feel like that was one dollar too much. I had about 99 cents of fun with it.I think my biggest issue with this book is that I never really cared what happened to any of the characters. All of them except Dan were so ludicrously over the top that I could [...]

    23. That videogame Douglas and Terry made must have been very limiting in what the characters could do, since they were forced to use very few scenes, while also reusing the same jokes a hundred times each. The funny lines from the malfunctioning robots were hilarious the first ten times, but then it got predictable and thus unfunny. It felt like there were only 3 jokes repeating with slight variations on every page, without the creativity or messages of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. With no i [...]

    24. Reading the introduction I was a bit dismayed that Starship Titanic wasn't actually written by Douglas Adams, it's simply attributed to him because he worked on the computer game at the same time and didn't have time to write the accompanying novel. An odd situation, but it retains enough of Adams' style to be recognised of coming from his imagination and being written instead by Python star Terry Jones still abounds with off-the-wall humour.All in all it's an enjoyably silly space romp.

    25. The book Titanic by Terry Jones is a good book to read. The story is about how the Titanic sank on the night of April 15 1912. Terry talks about how the ship was built and what technology and techniques it had. People believed that the ship was unsinkable and would last. Also how the Titanic was the ,out luxurious ship in the world. I recommend this book to people who like world history. That is why I give this book a 4 star rating.

    26. Considering that this is just a companion novel for a CD-ROM game it is pretty good. Sometimes it is forced to follow the "solve the puzzles" logic of the game, the crisis are easily solved and the ending is rushed. Also the result is lower than the sum of the author's names involved. If you are expecting something at the level of Monthy Python or Douglas Adams's solo work then forget it.Nevertheless, it is a very entertaining read, with some wacky moments.

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