The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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.
Publish date: 2005
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
Series: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (#1)
As with Princess Bride I'm phenomenally late to the Douglas Adams party, but in spite of my dislike for science fiction (and, to be fair, space-related science fact, for that matter), my resistance was been worn down and I thought I had half a chance of enjoying it on audio. When I saw an edition n...
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I didn't just just read this - it was a staple of my young reading life. But I re-read the first book for a book club and it was funny and comforting and I realized how much it informed my inner monologue.
I read this book years ago, in my teen years, and thought I'd pick it up again for a fun read. Honestly, I was kinda disappointed. I know I need to give it credit for being the OG-Original Galaxy- but there have been so many fun, intelligent, well-written books in this genre since then that this jus...
I would call this sci-fi on mushrooms. Funny, but very weird.On a side note: I've never been afraid of rats, but I might reconsider.