The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 304 pages
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"IRRESISTIBLE!"
--The Boston Globe
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 actor.
Together 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.
Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!
"[A] WHIMSICAL ODYSSEY...Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy."
--Publishers Weekly

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Review: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1-5)

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I finished the first book and it was so dumb, I thought I would really like this book. I was highly let down with is no form of any real plot and just not great humor. Not going to read the next one Read full review

Review: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1-5)

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There are many things in this universe that's I don't understand. On if the things being hoe AMAZING this book is ( the rest were probably listed in the book) This book, this freaking book. It made me ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Douglas Adams is 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. He lives in London.


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