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Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make Guide to Kindle #209 way for a galactic freeway Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect a researcher for The Hitchhiker's MOBI #180 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 actorTo In my experience readers either love Adams books or uickly put them down I for example uite literally worship the words Adams puts on the page and have read the Hitchhiker s Trilogy so many times that I have large tracts of it memorized But both my wife and father couldn t get past book one the former because she found it too silly and the latter because he found the writing to be about the author s personality than plot and character WhateverThe first three books in the Hitchhiker s Trilogy The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and Life the Universe and Everything are inspired lunacy The ideas plots puns jokes and phrases that fill their pages have influenced an entire generation of not only writers but people from all fields For instance the Babel Fish software that translates foreign websites for you is named after a species of fish that Adams created in book one you can find dozens of recipes online for Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters the chess computer Deep Thought that lost two matches to Gary Kasparov in 1989 was named after a computer in book one and seriously who hasn t heard that the answer to life the universe and everything is 42 For of these consult wikipediaorg s entry on The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Cultural References Chances are if you re reading these books for the first time you ll be surprised to see how many everyday things were named after Adams creationsThe books aren t of course without their problems Adams himself admitted that the Trilogy had and I paraphrase a long beginning a long conclusion and not much in the middle though I can t remember where I read that He was also regularly accused of writing for the sake of cranking out one liners The books as a whole jump about like a manic puppy on methamphetamines and there are at least a few jokes in there that will completely fly over the heads of any readers who lack a basic comprehension of uantum physics Despite this the Hitchhiker s Trilogy remains as the single most entertaining and enjoyable series of books I ve ever read a position they ve occupied for some fifteen years Adams wit and wisdom still baffle me in their greatness and he remains to this day one of only two authors who can regularly consistently make me howl with laughter the other being Terry Pratchett Readers beware if the Adams bug infects you you will have it for life And you ll never be sorry you let it bite

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Resident of the galaxy Trillian Zaphod's girlfriend formally Tricia McMillan whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone Marvin a paranoid brilliant and chronically depressed robot Veet Voojagig a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the year 35 starsClever witty but not to me a laugh out loud sort of funnyIt is however an excellent little book about the absurdity of our place in the universe And definitely worth reading at least once The characters are all obnoxious and silly in the best way possible and so is the plot but for the life of me I can t think of a way to describe this thing without spoilers Psst be nice to miceIf you don t want to take the time to read the book The short answer is 42This was my 2nd time around with this story and I enjoyed the audiobook version read by Stephen Fry this time you can t really go wrong with that

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Gether this dynamic pair begin Hitchhiker's Guide to Kindle #209 a journey through space aided by uotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have and a galaxy full of fellow travelers Zaphod Beeblebrox the two headed three armed ex hippie and totally out to lunch p What does Kim Jong Il a thong wearing mechanic and this missing link furry fellow have to do with The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy you owe it to yourself and your family to find out With the plethora of wonderful reviews already written for this book by my fellow GRs I decided instead to provide some helpful practical advice on why reading this book might benefit my fellow goodreaders Therefore as both life management tool and a safety warning I have compiled my Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Read Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Number 5 It s a pleasant diversion to keep your mind occupied and pass the time while you are getting electrolysis to remove those areas patches blankets of unwanted hair Yikes somebody please get that man a Klondike Bar Number 4 The book is smart funny well written and full of wonderful commentary on the human condition and clever humor The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don t You know said Arthur it s at times like this when I m trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I d listened to what my mother told me when I was young Why what did she tell you I don t know I didn t listen Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mindboggingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as the final and clinching proof of the non existence of God The argument goes something like this I refuse to prove that I exist says God for proof denies faith and without faith I am nothing But says Man The Babel fish is a dead giveaway isn t it It could not have evolved by chance It proves you exist and so therefore by your own arguments you don t ED Oh dear says God I hadn t thought of that and promptly vanished in a puff of logic For instance on the planet Earth man had always assumed that he was intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much the wheel New York wars and so on whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time But conversely the dolphins had always believed that they were far intelligent than man for precisely the same reasons Ah said Arthur this is obviously some strange usage of the word safe that I wasn t previously aware of Number 3 This gentleman DOES NOT appear in the book Seriously isn t the absence of thong boy reason enough to give this book a chanceNumber 2 North Korea s Kim Jong il hates this book and the enemy of my enemy is my friend And finallyNumber 1 Understanding the deep nuanced meaning at the heart of this novel will help better prepare you should you ever find yourself in a situation like this Don t wait until it s too latefor yourself and your loved ones read The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy today If through sharing the above bit of meaningless nonsense wisdom I have i introduced someone to a worthwhile read or iiprovided a means of dealing with the agonizing pain of having chunks of fur ripped from their body or iii shown people a picture of a man in a thong changing a tire or iv pissed off a despotic assclown or v simply provided a safety tip regarding avoiding unsolicited sexual advances in the guise of impromptu gift giving than I feel I have accomplished something I only did this because I had a collection of funny pics and couldn t figure out what else to do with them so I bootstrapped them in to a review I care35 stars


10 thoughts on “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  1. says:

    The universe is a joke Even before I was shown the meaning of life in a dream at 17 then promptly forgot it because I thoug

  2. says:

    Another classic If you don't like this series you probably put your babel fish in the wrong hole You are the reason that human beings are only the third most intelligent species on earth behind mice and dolphins So long and thanks for all the fish

  3. says:

    In my experience readers either love Adams' books or uickly put them down I for example uite literally worship the words Adams puts on the pag

  4. says:

    I am not one of those who think this is the best book ever written It does not affect me on any deep emotional level and this kind of uirky sci fi comedy is just not really my thing However that being said Adams' has some

  5. says:

    It's not you it's me well maybe it's also youUnfortunately this book wasn't for me Some of the humor I liked but it was too absurd for me and it was too slow to really startI wish I had liked it as much as everyone else but it definitely didn't make it to my favorite books of all time listUPDATE I finally figured out what was my issue with this book There's a French movie called Rrrrrrr similar humour to Monty Pyton and I've had

  6. says:

    What does Kim Jong Il a thong wearing mechanic and this missing link furry fellow have to do with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy you owe it to yourself and your family to find out With the plethora of wond

  7. says:

    Please before anything DON'T PANIC This review is harmless well mostly harmlessI think that one of the things that one has to keep in mind while reading this book is that it was written in 1979 Having this important factor in perspective it's uite astonishing the vision of Douglas Adams the author presenting a lo

  8. says:

    What can I say I wish I had been in the movie although it was bad and I guess I should be happy about NOT being in it

  9. says:

    35 starsClever witty but not to me a laugh out loud sort of funnyIt is however an excellent little book about the absurdity of our place in the universe And definitely worth reading at least once The characters are all obnoxious and silly in the best way possible and so is the plot but for the life of me I can't think of a way to describe this thing without spoilers Psst be nice to miceIf you don't want to take the time to read th

  10. says:

    I hated this book It was reuired in one of my English Lit classes in college The time spent reading this book is time that I will never get back I think this book may have shortened my life; it was such a waste of time

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