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)
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.
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 ...
This is my second time around with this book, and I still can't seem to give it 5 stars, even though this is one of my favorite series, ever (and it's definitely my favorite trilogy in 5 parts). For me, it's a very solid 4 stars.I'm surprised by how little I actually remembered about the plot, thoug...
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...
I didn't expect to enjoy this SF comedy as much as a did. 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 fif...