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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Plot was great, so were the plot twists. - Goodreads
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Just in the introduction I laughed and scoffed. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Suzy Kennedy - Goodreads

An interesting read. My first time reading this was while on pain killers and sleep deprived while recovering form surgery- I don't recommend this! This book is full of lots of weird words and jokes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hughes Hancock - Goodreads

Douglas Adams was very creative when creating the characters, back story, and events. He was also writing very differently than the majority of authors, he wrote a book that includes a book, and both ... 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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