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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1) - Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1)
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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.
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ISBN: 9781400052936 (1400052939)
Publisher: Crown
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (#1)
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Hol
Hol rated it
This was on my to-read list for a long time and I probably wouldn’t have gotten to it anytime soon if I hadn’t landed on Tomorrow Land 36: Ride space mountain! Read a book with either an image of or from space or where the authors full name contains the letters SPACE I’ve never been a huge fan of ...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it
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...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
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...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
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 ...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
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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