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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Author:  Douglas Adams
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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.

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Apr 03,2013
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BEST BOOK EVER!!!

Although there is next to no plot and other than Marvin the characters weren't the best this is a great book for 1 reason: the creativness is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. [and Marvin the robot].

Jul 06,2012
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Funny, instresting and hillarious are all words to describe Douglas Adams first book in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Not one single bit was boring and almost every single bit was hillarious. I can see why it is consired such a classic.

Feb 11,2012
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a really funny and mystic sci-fi book. I love the idea of the Improbability Drive and how Earth was just one big computer program.

Jul 19,2011
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The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy is a funny , quirky and solid piece of work.  

May 24,2011
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"DON'T PANIC" A quote we should all live by...


Everyone has had a horrible morning. You wake up, stub your toe, burn toast. But for the earthling Arthur Dent, this has gone far enough. Waiting in front of a house an army of corporate-driven demolishers have set their sights on his humble cottage, to give way for a new highway; and it gets worse from there. After realizing his friend (Ford Prefect) is an advanced alien with the knowledge of Earth's impending annihilation, they are then transported away from Earth before it instantly implodes into a plume of helium and hydrogen gases...


 From there, he is by a freak chance mistakenly beamed in by The Heart of Gold (a stolen government cruiser), who is manned by the bipolar alien president (Zaphod Bettlebrox), a chronically-depressed robot (Marvin). From there all sorts of wacky, incredible feats occur. Before it's all over, he has been blown out into the expanse of space, attended a poetry contest hosted by Vogons (3rd worst poetry practitioners in the entirety of the universe), been thrown out of an airlock, rescued, reunited with his true love, shot at with a truth gun, had a babel fish stick in his ear and learned the meaning of life. All in a days work for our english, crumpet-munching friend.


 


Overall, I thought that this book was an incredible experience. His insight into humanity's thoughts  and the universe is truly revolutionary, and has radically changed my thinking about life as a whole. He was a great out-of-the-box thinker and paired with his unique humor, his literary works will be remembered for years to come. Even though he has long passed away, his legendary books and unique wisdom will live on forever.


So Long and Thanks for All The Fish!

May 23,2011
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By far the funniest book I've ever read. Adams is a mastermind. This book literally had me laughing out loud.

It's too bad no one nowadays even comes close to Adams' calibre of humour and wit.

PS: Don't panic, and don't forget your towel.

 

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