The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
How shall we begin?This is the story of a book called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—not an Earth book, never published on Earth and, until the terrible catastrophe occurred, never seen or even heard of by any Earthman. Nevertheless, a wholly remarkable book.orThis is the story of The... show more
How shall we begin?This is the story of a book called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—not an Earth book, never published on Earth and, until the terrible catastrophe occurred, never seen or even heard of by any Earthman. Nevertheless, a wholly remarkable book.orThis is the story of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a number-one best seller in England, a weekly radio series with millions of fanatic listeners, and soon to be a television spectacle on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.orThis is the story of Arthur Dent, who, secnds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, is plucked off the planet by his friend, Ford Prefect, who has been posing as an out-of-work actor for the last fifteen years but is really a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Together they begin a journey through the galaxy aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, with the words don’t panic written on the front. (“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.”)In their travels they meet:•Zaphod Beeblebrox—the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch President of the Galaxy•Trillian—Zaphod’s girl friend, formerly Tricia McMillan, whom Arthur once tried to pick up at a cocktail party•Marvin—a paranoid android, a brilliant but chronically depressed robot•Veet Voojagig—former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the yearsTo find the answers to these burning questions: Why are we born? Why do we die? And why do we spend so much time in between wearing digital watches? read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. But remember . . . don’t panic, and don’t forget to bring a towel.
Publish date: August 3rd 2004
Pages no: 215
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.