The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1)
Packed with an Astounding Amount of New and Never-Before-Collected Material.Why are people born? Why do they die? Why do they want to spend so much of the intervening time wearing digital watches?No one but Douglas Adams could have pared life’s meaning down to these three questions, and they... show more
Packed with an Astounding Amount of New and Never-Before-Collected Material.Why are people born? Why do they die? Why do they want to spend so much of the intervening time wearing digital watches?No one but Douglas Adams could have pared life’s meaning down to these three questions, and they remain as inspired and head-scratchingly clever today as they did twenty-five years ago when they appeared in the first edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Showcasing his quick wit, comic genius, and wide-ranging intelligence, Hitchhiker’s has become nothing less than a cult classic and cultural phenomenon. To celebrate its quarter century and the extraordinary legacy of Adams, this gorgeously designed, mostly harmless deluxe edition gathers never-before-collected photographs, original artwork, memorabilia (from the strange to the sublime), and wisdom gleaned from a first read or first encounter as Douglas’s friends remember how the galaxy was forever changed a mere twenty-five years ago (not to mention the original text of the novel) into a one-of-a-kind Guide as stunning as two suns setting over Magrathea.Whether you are well versed in the antics of Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered Earthman plucked from his planet seconds before it’s demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, and Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy posing as an out-of-work actor, or are hitching a ride for the first time, this is the book that has everything you’ll nee to know about anything.So please do not be alarmed. Definitely don’t panic. Just be sure to grab a towel.
Publish date: October 19th 2004
Pages no: 272
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...
Les déviations sont ces dispositifs permettant à certaines personnes de se précipiter à fond de train du point A au point B, tandis que d'autres personnes en font de même mais du point B au point A. Les gens qui vivent au point C, exactement situé à mi-chemin, ont souvent tendance à se demander ce q...
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.