Life, the Universe and Everything

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Random House Worlds, Dec 24, 2008 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Now celebrating the 42nd anniversary of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, soon to be a Hulu original series!

“Wild satire . . . The feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes.”—Chicago Tribune


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 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 vice president of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-president of the galaxy; 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.”—Arizona Daily Star
 

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Read as a child, read again recently, still hilarious.

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this book is amazing in many ways. i have read it once and feel like i wanna read it again. the adventures just keep coming. the vocabulary in this book is astounding! the author has used words i have never even heard of. at times while i was reading, i had to get a dictionary to help me out. But the plot of the story is comical and keep one's mind asking "whats going to happen next?" 

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
47
Section 6
53
Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 16
146
Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
173
Section 22
181
Section 23
185

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 24
187
Section 25
191
Section 26
195
Section 27
204
Section 28
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About the author (2008)

Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer games, stage adaptations, comic book, and bath towel. He was born in Cambridge and lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, London, before moving to Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly in 2001.

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