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The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy

by Douglas Adams
Introduction by Eoin Colfer

Pan Macmillan Uk | September 1, 2009 | Trade Paperback

The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy is rated 4 out of 5 by 2.

One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. It`s the final straw for Arthur Dent, who has already had his house bulldozed that morning. But for Arthur, that is only the beginning...

In the seconds before global obliteration, Arthur is plucked from the planet by his friend Ford Prefect - and together the pair venture out across the galaxy on the craziest, strangest road trip of all time.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 7.88 × 5.25 × 0.55 in

Published: September 1, 2009

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Uk

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0330508113

ISBN - 13: 9780330508117

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Witty and laugh-out-loud funny I first read this book (and the following books in the "trilogy") when I was in high school, and I was blown away by how much I enjoyed them. Douglas Adams had a knack for capturing the absurdity of humanity and writing about how weird the universe can be. It was initially a radio broadcast story, but Douglas Adams adapted it to other formats, including the novel. Eventually, a television miniseries was produced, and well after Adams died, a movie was made (starring Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Sam Rockwell, Stephen Fry, and Bill Nighy). Hitchhiker's Guide has become something of a classic, especially among British comedy fans and science fiction fans. It never takes itself too seriously, and while it takes place all over the universe (in the future, on other planets, on prehistoric Earth, and even at the very end of the universe), it always feels remarkably familiar. You can relate to the characters, even if the characters are aliens from a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse. Hitchhiker's Guide and its subsequent books have earned their spot as classics in the world of modern English fiction. If people I know haven't yet read these books, I'm inclined to thrust my beaten-up copy in their general direction and urge them to read it as soon as possible.
Date published: 2011-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams was originally written for radio and later published as a trilogy of five books, with a recent sixth book written by Eoin Colfer published in 2009. The book follows Arthur Dent an Englishman whose life has been saved by an alien named Ford Prefect. Ford and Arthur hitchhike onto an alien spaceship just before earth is destroyed. On the ship is a paranoid depressed android named Marvin, another human named Trillian and the owner or stealer of the spaceship who has two heads named Zaphod. The stolen spaceship is "The Heart of Gold" and it is able to make improbable things happen. The assorted crew head out in search of a legendary planet named Magrathea and to find the answer to the "Ultimate Question". I have read this book twice and I must admit that the first time I had troubles understanding everything, but the second time I actually enjoyed it and found it humorous. I love all the random things that happen in the book, especially the part where a black hole opens up next to Arthur and carries his voice to another part of space where a war results from what Arthur said. Very imaginative and random thinking is the mainstay of this book.
Date published: 2010-01-11

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The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy

by Douglas Adams
Introduction by Eoin Colfer

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 7.88 × 5.25 × 0.55 in

Published: September 1, 2009

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Uk

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0330508113

ISBN - 13: 9780330508117

From the Publisher

One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. It`s the final straw for Arthur Dent, who has already had his house bulldozed that morning. But for Arthur, that is only the beginning...

In the seconds before global obliteration, Arthur is plucked from the planet by his friend Ford Prefect - and together the pair venture out across the galaxy on the craziest, strangest road trip of all time.

About the Author

Douglas Adams created all manifestations of THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. He was working on the movie screenplay before his sudden death in 2001.

Douglas Adams created all manifestations of THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. He was working on the movie screenplay before his sudden death in 2001.

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17