Life, the Universe and Everything

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Ballantine Books, 1982 - Fiction - 232 pages
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"HYSTERICAL!"
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads--so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the white killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.
They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler, who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vicepresident of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-head honcho of the Universe; and Trillian, the sexy space cadet who is torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox.
How will it all end? Will it end? Only this stalwart crew knows as they try to avert "universal" Armageddon and save life as we know it--and don't know it!
"ADAMS IS ONE OF THOSE RARE TREASURES: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading."
--The Arizona Daily Star


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Was good, not the best ending in the series. - Goodreads
The plot on this adventure is subpar. - Goodreads
Really interesting and different story telling style. - Goodreads
The book's other fallacy is its plotline. - Goodreads
Douglas Adams' writing is brilliant as always! - Goodreads
Don't Panic" continues to be good advice. - Goodreads

Review: Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #3)

User Review  - Jill Marcotte - Goodreads

Of the series, this one seems to have a lot more of a plot than the others. I found the ending much more satisfying than those of the previous two books. Read full review

Review: Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #3)

User Review  - Abhinav Taliyan - Goodreads

"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." Narration wandered off a lot but never stopped being entertaining. Loved the part around Ashes & Lord's Cricket Ground. Read full review

About the author (1982)

Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and educated at Cambridge. He was the author of five books in the Hitchhiker’s Trilogy, including The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe and Everything; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish; and Mostly Harmless. His other works include Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency; The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul; The Meaning of Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff (with John Lloyd); and Last Chance to See (with Mark Carwardine). His last book was the bestselling collection, The Salmon of Doubt, published posthumously in May 2002.

You can find more about Douglas Adam's life and works at douglasadams.com.

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