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Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out of work actorTogether this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker s Guide A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have and a galaxy full of fellow travelers Zaphod Beeblebrox the two headed, three armed ex hippie and totally out to lunch president of the galaxy Trillian, Zaphod s girlfriend formally Tricia McMillan , whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

About the Author: Douglas Adams

Douglas No l Adams was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician He is best known as the author of theHitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxyseries Hitchhiker s began on radio, and developed into a trilogy of five books which soldthan fifteen million copies during his lifetime as well as a television series, a comic book series, a computer game, and a feature film that was completed after Adams death The series has also been adapted for live theatre using various scripts the earliest such productions used material newly written by Adams He was known to some fans as Bop Ad after his illegible signature , or by his initials DNA.In addition to The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams wrote or co wrote three stories of the science fiction television series Doctor Who and served as Script Editor during the seventeenth season His other written works include the Dirk Gently novels, and he co wrote two Liff books and Last Chance to See, itself based on a radio series Adams also originated the idea for the computer game Starship Titanic, which was produced by a company that Adams co founded, and adapted into a novel by Terry Jones A posthumous collection of essays and other material, including an incomplete novel, was published asThe Salmon of Doubtin 2002.His fans and friends also knew Adams as an environmental activist and a lover of fast cars, cameras, the Macintosh computer, and other techno gizmos Toward the end of his life he was a sought after lecturer on topics including technology and the environment.

10 thoughts on “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  1. J.G. Keely J.G. Keely says:

    The universe is a joke Even before I was shown the meaning of life in a dream at 17 then promptly forgot it because I thought I smelled pancakes , I knew this to be true and yet, I have always felt a need to search for the truth, that nebulous, ill treated creature Adams has always been, to me, to be a welcome companion in that journey Between the search for meaning and the recognition that it s all a joke in poor ta

  2. Tom Tom says:

    Another classic If you don t like this series, you probably put your babel fish in the wrong hole You are the reason that human beings are only the third most intelligent species on earth behind mice and dolphins So long, and thanks for all the fish

  3. Jon Jon says:

    In my experience, readers either love Adams books or quickly put them down I, for example, quite literally worship the words Adams puts on the page, and have read the Hitchhiker s Trilogy so many times that I have large tracts of it memorized But both my wife and father couldn t get past book one the former because she found it too silly, and the latter because he found the writing to beabout the author s personality than

  4. Emily May Emily May says:

    I am not one of those who think this is the best book ever written It does not affect me on any deep emotional level and this kind of quirky sci fi comedy is just not really my thing However, that being said, Adams has some of the best quotes EVER not all of these are from this exact bookIn the beginning the Universe was created This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move For instance, on t

  5. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    It s not you, it s me well maybe it s also you.Unfortunately this book wasn t for me Some of the humor I liked but it was too absurd for me and it was too slow to really start.I wish I had liked it as much as everyone else but it definitely didn t make it to my favorite books of all time list UPDATE I finally figured out what was my issue with this book There s a French movie called Rrrrrrr similar humour to Monty Pyton and I ve

  6. Stephen Stephen says:

    What does Kim Jong Il, a thong wearing mechanic and this missing link furry fellow have to do with The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy you owe it to yourself and your family to find out With the plethora of wonderful reviews already written for this book by my fellow GRs, I decided instead to provide some helpful, practical advice on why reading this book might benefit my fellow goodreaders Therefore, as both life management tool

  7. Alejandro Alejandro says:

    Please, before anything DON T PANIC This review is harmless, well mostly harmless.I think that one of the things that one has to keep in mind while reading this book is that it was written in 1979 Having this important factor in perspective, it s quite astonishing the vision of Douglas Adams, the author, presenting a lot of visionary elements, starting with the very book inside the book , I mean The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy, s

  8. Felicia Felicia says:

    What can I say I wish I had been in the movie, although it was bad and I guess I should be happy about NOT being in it.

  9. Anne Anne says:

    3.5 starsClever witty, but not to me a laugh out loud sort of funny.It is, however, an excellent little book about the absurdity of our place in the universe And definitely worth reading at least once The characters are all obnoxious and silly in the best way possible and so is the plot, but for the life of me, I can t think of a way to describe this thing without spoilers Psst be nice to mice If you don t want to take the time to read the

  10. J.L. Sutton J.L. Sutton says:

    Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy is an entertaining romp through the galaxy It s a book I ve read several times first in high school however, after reading Kurt Vonnegut s most overtly science fiction novel, The Sirens of Titan, it almost felt like a fresh experience Of course, Vonnegut and Adams are very different writers Still, the influence of Vonnegut is evident in Adams seminal novel of nerd culture The absurdity of the

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