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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

(Part of the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (#1) Series and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . and] over much too soon."--The Washington Post Book World SOON TO BE A HULU SERIES - Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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4 ratings

An unusual guide

"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun." I'm surprised that only one other review has been written about this book. This book is extremely funny, I first read it in high school and have reread it a couple of times since. Some of the humour in this book has dated, buit overall it has stood the test of time. The sequels to this book become a little tiresome.

Didn't Know What To Expect

I heard a lot about this book, though I never exactly knew what it was all about. After reading it, I am very satisfied. It contains a mix of humour and science fiction that I haven't encountered in past novels. It brought up several theories that made me think, including the impossible being the possible. This is a very entertaining book and easy to read. The plot is very easy to follow and the author wrote it in such a way that it is easy for an average joe to understand what is happening in the story.

British writing at its best!

I Love This Book! I have read the first five books in this "trilogy" and I think they're all great, although the first is my favourite. I have never found an author for whom I find all works to be so enjoyable as Douglas Adams. I have also read two of the Dirk Gently "adventures", which only increased my admiration for Adams. If only there were more authors like him out there; his works truly are the best of British humour.

Hilariously funny!

Although I havn't heard all of the the audio cassettes for a few years now, I have read through all of the books in the last few days. I know a lot of people who have read this book (mostly because I've persuaded them to!!), but I don't know a single person that hasn't liked it. If you want to laugh through five books, or five book's worth of tape, then buy this now!!

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