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  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Douglas Adams
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  • 10 September 2018
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10 thoughts on “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  1. says:

    The universe is a joke Even before I was shown the meaning of life in a dream at 17 then promptly forgot it because I thought I smelled pancakes I knew this to be true and yet I have always felt a need to search for the truth that nebulous ill treated creature Adams has always been to me to be a welcome companion in that journey Between the search for meaning and the recognition that it's all a joke in poor tas

  2. says:

    Another classic If you don't like this series you probably put your babel fish in the wrong hole You are the reason that human beings are only the third most intelligent species on earth behind mice and dolphins So long and

  3. says:

    In my experience readers either love Adams' books or uickly put them down I for example uite literally worship the words Adams puts on the page and have read the Hitchhiker's Trilogy so many times that I have large tracts of it memorized But both my wife and father couldn't get past book one the former because she found it too silly and the latter because he found the writing to be about the author's personality than plo

  4. says:

    I am not one of those who think this is the best book ever written It does not affect me on any deep emotional level and this kind of uirky sci fi comedy is just not really my thing However that being said Adams' has some

  5. says:

    It's not you it's me well maybe it's also youUnfortunately this book wasn't for me Some of the humor I liked but it was too absurd for me and it was too slow to really startI wish I had liked it as much as everyone else but it definitely didn't make it to my favorite books of all time listUPDATE I finally figured out what was my issue with this book There's a French movie called Rrrrrrr similar humour to Monty Pyton and I've had

  6. says:

    What does Kim Jong Il a thong wearing mechanic and this missing link furry fellow have to do with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? you owe it to yourself and your family to find out With the plethora of wonderful reviews already written for this book by my fellow GRs I decided instead to provide some he

  7. says:

    Please before anything DON'T PANIC This review is harmless well mostly harmlessI think that one of the things that one has to keep in mind while reading this book is that it was written in 1979 Having this important factor in perspective it's uite astonishing the vision of Douglas Adams the author presenting a lot of visionary elements starting with the very book inside the book I mean The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy since it's presen

  8. says:

    What can I say? I wish I had been in the movie although it was bad and I guess I should be happy about NOT bein

  9. says:

    35 starsClever witty but not to me a laugh out loud sort of funnyIt is however an excellent little book about the absurdity of our place in the universe And definitely worth reading at least once The characters are all obnoxious and silly in the best way possible and so is the plot but for the life of me I can't think of a way to describe this thing without spoilers Psst be nice to miceIf you don't want to take the time to read the book? T

  10. says:

    I hated this book It was reuired in one of my English Lit classes in college The time spent reading this book is time that I will never get back I think this book may have shortened my life; it was such a waste of time

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Ir begin a journey through space aided by uotes 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; Trilli. It s not you it s me well maybe it s also youUnfortunately this book wasn t for me Some of the humor I liked but it was too absurd for me and it was too slow to really startI wish I had liked it as much as everyone else but it definitely didn t make it to my favorite books of all time listUPDATE I finally figured out what was my issue with this book There s a French movie called Rrrrrrr similar humour to Monty Pyton and I ve had way fun using the jokes out of context with friends than I did actually watching the movie Recommending it was always a bit weird because it s just an okay movie but the jokes are funny afterwards This summarizes exactly how I feel about this book

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An 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. 35 starsClever witty but not to me a laugh out loud sort of funnyIt is however an excellent little book about the absurdity of our place in the universe And definitely worth reading at least once The characters are all obnoxious and silly in the best way possible and so is the plot but for the life of me I can t think of a way to describe this thing without spoilers Psst be nice to miceIf you don t want to take the time to read the book The short answer is 42This was my 2nd time around with this story and I enjoyed the audiobook version read by Stephen Fry this time you can t really go wrong with that

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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 actorTogether this dynamic pa. In my experience readers either love Adams books or uickly put them down I for example uite literally worship the words Adams puts on the page and have read the Hitchhiker s Trilogy so many times that I have large tracts of it memorized But both my wife and father couldn t get past book one the former because she found it too silly and the latter because he found the writing to be about the author s personality than plot and character WhateverThe first three books in the Hitchhiker s Trilogy The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and Life the Universe and Everything are inspired lunacy The ideas plots puns jokes and phrases that fill their pages have influenced an entire generation of not only writers but people from all fields For instance the Babel Fish software that translates foreign websites for you is named after a species of fish that Adams created in book one you can find dozens of recipes online for Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters the chess computer Deep Thought that lost two matches to Gary Kasparov in 1989 was named after a computer in book one and seriously who hasn t heard that the answer to life the universe and everything is 42 For of these consult wikipediaorg s entry on The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Cultural References Chances are if you re reading these books for the first time you ll be surprised to see how many everyday things were named after Adams creationsThe books aren t of course without their problems Adams himself admitted that the Trilogy had and I paraphrase a long beginning a long conclusion and not much in the middle though I can t remember where I read that He was also regularly accused of writing for the sake of cranking out one liners The books as a whole jump about like a manic puppy on methamphetamines and there are at least a few jokes in there that will completely fly over the heads of any readers who lack a basic comprehension of uantum physics Despite this the Hitchhiker s Trilogy remains as the single most entertaining and enjoyable series of books I ve ever read a position they ve occupied for some fifteen years Adams wit and wisdom still baffle me in their greatness and he remains to this day one of only two authors who can regularly consistently make me howl with laughter the other being Terry Pratchett Readers beware if the Adams bug infects you you will have it for life And you ll never be sorry you let it bite


About the Author: Douglas Adams

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series Hitchhiker's began on radio and developed into a trilogy of five books which sold than fifteen million copies during his lifetime as well as a television series a comic book series a computer game and a feature film that was completed after Adams' death The series has also been adapted for live theatre using various scripts; the earliest such productions used material newly written by Adams He was known to some fans as Bop Ad after his illegible signature or by his initials DNAIn addition to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams wrote or co wrote three stories of the science fiction television series Doctor Who and served as Script Editor during the seventeenth season His other written works include the Dirk Gently novels and he co wrote two Liff books and Last Chance to See itself based on a radio series Adams also originated the idea for the computer game Starship Titanic which was produced by a company that Adams co founded and adapted into a novel by Terry Jones A posthumous collection of essays and other material including an incomplete novel was published as