The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Google eBook)
--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."
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Review: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five PartsUser Review - Goodreads
Probably the most clever piece of fiction I've read so far. Do not believe anyone who will tell you Douglas Adams' "The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is a satyrical, humorous novel—it's a lot ...
Review: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Four Parts (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1-4)User Review - Goodreads
It's worth owning this book for the first novel in the series alone. There isn't an unfunny sentence, the characters are likeable, the writing utterly brilliant in its deadpan deconstruction of the ...