Don't Panic

Don't Panic

1986 • 181 pages


Average rating3.7


A moving tribute. It's a biography with two subjects, Adams as well as the Hitchhiker's canon, both much larger than life; Gaiman treats both with respect (but not adulation) and with warm humor. The other authors, well, they try. (The book is actually a 2009 update of a 1987 work, and it shows: the latter half feels hastily put together, its tone more checklist than paean).

Despite the wait-what-happened discomfort in the second half, it's a very good book: informative, caring, with insights and context that I, a lower-case-eff fan, appreciate enough to make me want to reread the “trilogy”; and poignant enough to make me ache again over his death.

April 18, 2019Report this review