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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Paperback)

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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 ......more

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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

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.


From the Hardcover edition.

Author:
Adams, Douglas
Genre:
FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reissue
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Publisher:
Del Rey
Publish Date:
11/01/1995
Copyright Year:
1979
ISBN:
9780345391803
Height:
6.75 in
Wdth:
4.25 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.25 lb
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  • Don't Panic!

    This book doesn't take itself seriously, and that's why I loved it. I was entertained throughout. However, I was slightly annoyed the morning I finished the book because I thought that I had more book to read (YAY!), but it turned out to be the 90 page section on how the movie was made (Boo!). While I enjoyed the movie, I didn't need a play-by-play on how the movie was made. All in all a fun read.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Absolutely excellent book. I was laughing so hard I was crying multiple times in this book. You have to enjoy the eccentric to enjoy this book, but if you do you'll absolutely love it.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

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  • The price was right , as well as being delivered in about 4 days. Thats service

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