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The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
Adams, Douglas
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Avatar for Plymouth Library Plymouth Library said:
Arthur Dent is having a bad day. He woke up, groggy like normal, and his brain registered "yellow". A few minutes later, and a good cup of tea, and he realized that "yellow" was a bunch of bulldozers come to destroy his house to build a bypass. From that pleasant start, his life gets worse. Oh, and then then the planet gets blown up by interstellar bureaucrats called the Vogons. The first book in a five novel trilogy, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is probably the funniest thing science fiction has to offer. Offering a sharp look at the universe Adams shows us a fun-house mirror of our own little planet swirling about in an unfashionable arm of the Milky Way. Read and enjoy!
posted May 17, 2014 at 4:54PM
backsgl said:
Its loony humor that revels in its absurdity IN SPACE! A classic that deserves your attention, if only for endless quotability
posted May 25, 2013 at 10:14PM
Ted's Review said:
This is one of my all-time favorite books EVER. You should read this book and then read all four books in the trilogy (yes, four books in the trilogy). This book is funny, clever, entertaining, well-written and just plain fun. Don’t panic. Just read it!
posted Mar 4, 2012 at 5:03PM
Vivek said:
A fun science fiction. Must read
posted Jul 28, 2011 at 12:46PM
Tide said:
Actually much funnier then I expected it, but its a more of a dumb humor, for lack of a better word :) Not that the book isn’t very good. Definitely a most read, I would recommend it.
posted Mar 4, 2010 at 9:00PM
Avatar for Miss Jenny Miss Jenny said:
I thought this book was very funny.
posted Dec 1, 2009 at 5:05PM
Avatar for poohbubba poohbubba said:
The reason this is on the list is really simple. It has all the points of a great novel - chase,love rejected,humor, friendships and a great sense of not taking itself serious.
posted Nov 29, 2009 at 4:28PM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
“DON’T PANIC.” It is advice that villagers from The War of the Worlds might have disregarded as they ran from the attacking Martians, but it’s a reassuring message to readers of a very friendly, very helpful little book called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. This strange book is Arthur Dent’s only guide to the life he now finds himself leading. He woke up one morning, you see, to find his house being demolished by a local construction crew, his planet being demolished by a galactic construction crew, and his best friend Ford Prefect ready to yank him out of the way of both. Now Arthur is part of a space-traveling gang made up of Ford, who’s really an alien disguised as an out-of-work actor; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the dazed and confused two-headed President of the Galaxy; Veet Voojagig, an alien grad student obsessed with all the pens he’s lost; pretty Trillian, who was whisked away from Earth’s destruction by her boyfriend Zaphod just as Arthur was whisked away by Ford; and Marvin, a chronically-depressed robot. And what this motley crew seeks is no less than the answer to the ultimate question: What is the meaning of life? And where did all of Veet’s pens disappear to? Readers will be laugh along with Arthur as The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy introduces him to creatures like the all-translating babelfish and the horrid poetry writing Vogons. Satirical, nonsensical, original and inventive, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is one of the most delightful fusions of science fiction and humor to be read on any planet in the galaxy.
posted Jul 26, 2009 at 5:36PM
babybat16 said:
Hilarious. Written by the man that wrote scripts for Monty Python, this story is off the walls. Anyone that likes Sci-Fi, Comedy, or both is sure to love this book.
posted Jun 29, 2008 at 11:42AM
Chaz said:
Humorous and slightly barbed. First three books of series are the best.
posted Feb 21, 2007 at 9:44AM
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