Reader Review: I really love these books by Douglas Adams. They are clever, funny, interesting, and they give you something to think about. One of my favorite passages is when a plant thinks "Oh no, not again", and it's explained how some believe that if we understood this, we would understand the universe.
At last in paperback in one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams’s beloved Hitchiker series.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide . Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Facing annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat.
Life, the Universe and Everything
The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky– so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals can avert Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Back on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription conspires to thrust him back to reality. So to speak.
Just when Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, all hell breaks loose. Can he save the Earth from total obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself?
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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|Release Date: 09-29-2010|
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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Chapter OneWhat Was He Like, Douglas Adams?
He was tall, very tall. He had an air of cheerful diffidence. He combined a razor-sharp intellect and understanding of what he was doing with the puzzled look of someone who had backed into a profession that surprised him in a world that perplexed him. And he gave the impression that, all in all, he was rather enjoying it.
He was a genius, of course. It's a word that gets tossed around a lot these days, and it's used to mean pretty much anything. But Douglas was a genius, because he saw the world differently, and more importantly, he could communicate the world he saw. Also, once you'd seen it his way you could never go back.
Douglas Noel Adams was born in 1952 in Cambridge, England (shortly before the announcement of an even more influential DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid). He was a self-described "strange child" who did not learn to speak until he was four. He wanted to be a nuclear physicist ("I never made it because my arithmetic was so bad"), then went to Cambridge to study English, with ambitions that involved becoming part of the tradition of British writer/performers (of which the members of Monty Python's Flying Circus are the best-known example).
When he was eighteen, drunk in a field in Innsbruck, hitchhiking across Europe, he looked up at the sky filled with stars and thought, "Somebody ought to write the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." Then he went to sleep and almost, but not quite, forgot all about it.
He left Cambridge in 1975 and went to London where his many writing and performing projects tended, in the main, not to happen. He worked with former Python...
Title: The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy February 15, 2012 After reading several negative reviews of this book I found myself pleasantly surprised. The book is beautifully written and brings many different aspects and references together very nicely. I was flowing through the pages and laughing out loud throughout. A must buy.
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Reviewer: A reader from UK
February 15, 2012
After reading several negative reviews of this book I found myself pleasantly surprised. The book is beautifully written and brings many different aspects and references together very nicely. I was flowing through the pages and laughing out loud throughout. A must buy.
Fantastic and imaginative
January 8, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from VOJENS, DNK
I really love these books by Douglas Adams. They are clever, funny, interesting, and they give you something to think about. One of my favorite passages is when a plant thinks "Oh no, not again", and it's explained how some believe that if we understood this, we would understand the universe.
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