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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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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. ... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345391803 (0345391802)
ASIN: 345391802
Publisher: Del Rey
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
Series: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (#1)
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3.0 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
This was really cute. Had a lot of laughing out loud moments. Completely ridiculous, which was nice because I didn't have to keep up with the bogus science...
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5.0 An Ode to a Lump of Green Putty I Found in my Armpit One Morning
My experience of Hitch-hikers Guide goes all the way back to the mid-eighties when I found this adventure game in a computer magazine that I typed out (though it is not the 1984 Infocom version). Basically it was one of those games where you wander around a world solving problems and collecting trea...
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3.5 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
This was the book club selection for the group that I was hosting last night, so yesterday I decided that I better give it a quick read rather than depend upon my memory of the movie for discussion. As most of you probably already know, it is a unique blend of British wit and rambling adventures. I ...
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4.0 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
I seen this book around a lot, but I had never taken the time to read it or even find out what it was really about. Really it's told kind of like a nonsense story, but it's very entertaining and full of philosophical bits. I enjoyed it very much. It sort of makes light of the whole idea of existe...
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Sometimes I read a book that gives me true anxiety to rate. I wonder if it would actually be better if I just drank a bottle of wine before rating or writing a review for these books because everything is so easy to me when I'm drinking wine - laughing, joking, eating, falling. Everything. But I c...
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