The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
“Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book World
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!
Praise for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
“A whimsical oddyssey . . . Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy.”—Publishers Weekly
“Irresistable!”—The Boston Globe
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - enemyanniemae - LibraryThing
I read this book years ago and did not like it. When I found an audio copy at a library sale, I had no intention of buying it... until I read that Stephen Frey was the narrator. Apparently I was not ... Read full review
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Read this in three sittings. Late to the party (again). This is one of the funniest, most inventive books I've ever read. I almost feel crazy going through it, which is perfect since that's what ... Read full review