Reader Review: Hitchhiker's is a work of bloody genius! If there was a guy, the most humourless guy, who could not laugh to save his life, and if you gave him Hitchhiker's, he would laugh his head off. This book is awesome. If you haven't read it, you haven't lived!
--The Boston Globe
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 space aided by quotes 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 president 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 years.
Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!
"[A] WHIMSICAL ODYSSEY...Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy."
From the Paperback edition.
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|Title of eBook: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy||Series: Hitchhiker's Guide, , #1|
|Release Date: 12-18-2007|
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|Publisher: Random House Publishing Group||Store Sales Rank: 2426|
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The house stood on a slight rise just on the edge of the
village. It stood on its own and looked out over a broad
spread of West Country farmland. Not a remarkable house
by any means—it was about thirty years old, squattish, squarish, made of brick, and had four windows set in the front of a size and proportion which more or less exactly failed to please the eye.
The only person for whom the house was in any way special was Arthur Dent, and that was only because it happened to be the one he lived in. He had lived in it for about three years, ever since he had moved out of London because it made him nervous and irritable. He was about thirty as well, tall, dark-haired and never quite at ease with himself. The thing that used to worry him most was the fact that people always used to ask him what he was looking so worried about. He worked in local radio which he always used to tell his friends was a lot more interesting than they probably thought. It was, too—most of his friends worked in advertising.
On Wednesday night it had rained very heavily, the lane was wet and muddy, but the Thursday morning sun was bright and clear as it shone on Arthur Dent’s house for what was to be the last time.
It hadn’t properly registered yet with Arthur that the council wanted to knock it down and build a bypass instead.
* * *
At eight o’clock on Thursday morning Arthur didn’t feel very good. He woke up blearily, got up, wandered blearily round his room, opened a window, saw a bulldozer, found his slippers, and stomped off to the bathroom to wash.
Toothpaste on the brush—so. Scrub.
Title: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy September 20, 2012 Hitchhiker's is a work of bloody genius! If there was a guy, the most humourless guy, who could not laugh to save his life, and if you gave him Hitchhiker's, he would laugh his head off. This book is awesome. If you haven't read it, you haven't lived!
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Laugh at the Universe! LAUGH AT IT!!!!!
September 20, 2012
Hitchhiker's is a work of bloody genius! If there was a guy, the most humourless guy, who could not laugh to save his life, and if you gave him Hitchhiker's, he would laugh his head off. This book is awesome. If you haven't read it, you haven't lived!
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