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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker, Bk 1)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Hitchhiker, Bk 1
Author: Douglas Adams
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 spa...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345391803
ISBN-10: 0345391802
Publication Date: 9/27/1995
Pages: 320
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Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This book is for fans of a British comic style akin to Monty Python, though a bit more specific in its appeal to those with intellect. To put it another way, what Terry Pratchett does for fantasy, Adams did for science fiction. Remarkably witty from the start, Adams barrages you with absurdities and wordplay that can, at times, detract from the story itself. But then again, that's rather the point in this case, isn't it? Long story short - If you've ever wondered why people take note of the number 42, or if you've just forgotten your towel, then you'll probably find this book very useful. Or at least mostly harmless.
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One of the most imaginative books I've ever read. You'll laugh out loud but it is too hard to explain to someone else what's so funny. It is obvious it took the author 20 years to write it by the number of new ideas and ways to think about things. A good read.
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If you like British humor, you will love this book.
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Loved it!
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I laughed at this book. I didn't think I was going to like it, but now I have to read the rest of the series!
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Original with funny ideas.
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This was relatively well written if you like an extended allegory. I tire almost immediately of the outrageously made-up names of planets, people.
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I did not appreciate this book the first time I read it over 20 years ago. I am gald that I re-read it. The story is wonderfully written and it shows how much insight Douglas Adams had. I am thinking of starting the second book in this series very soon.

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