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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy By Douglas Adams,

  • Title: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Author: Douglas Adams
  • ISBN: 9780754075615
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Audiobook
  • One Thursday lunchtime Earth is demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass For Arthur Dent, who has just had his house demolished that morning, this is than he can cope with Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very large and startling place indeed.
    The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy One Thursday lunchtime Earth is demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass For Arthur Dent who has just had his house demolished that morning this is than he can cope with Sadly however the we

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    1. The universe is a joke Even before I was shown the meaning of life in a dream at 17 then promptly forgot it because I thought I smelled pancakes , I knew this to be true and yet, I have always felt a need to search for the truth, that nebulous, ill treated creature Adams has always been, to me, to be a welcome companion in that journey Between the search for meaning and the recognition that it s all a joke in poor taste lies Douglas Adams, and, luckily for us, he doesn t seem to mind if you lie [...]

    2. In my experience, readers either love Adams books or quickly put them down I, for example, quite literally worship the words Adams puts on the page, and have read the Hitchhiker s Trilogy so many times that I have large tracts of it memorized But both my wife and father couldn t get past book one the former because she found it too silly, and the latter because he found the writing to be about the author s personality than plot and character Whatever.The first three books in the Hitchhiker s Tr [...]

    3. Another classic If you don t like this series, you probably put your babel fish in the wrong hole You are the reason that human beings are only the third most intelligent species on earth behind mice and dolphins So long, and thanks for all the fish

    4. What does Kim Jong Il, a thong wearing mechanic and this missing link furry fellow have to do with The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy you owe it to yourself and your family to find out With the plethora of wonderful reviews already written for this book by my fellow GRs, I decided instead to provide some helpful, practical advice on why reading this book might benefit my fellow goodreaders Therefore, as both life management tool and a safety warning, I have compiled my Top 5 Reasons Why You Sh [...]

    5. Please, before anything DON T PANIC.This review is harmless, well mostly harmless.I think that one of the things that one has to keep in mind while reading this book is that it was written in 1979 Having this important factor in perspective, it s quite astonishing the vision of Douglas Adams, the author, presenting a lot of visionary elements, starting with the very book inside the book , I mean The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy, since it s presented as an electronic book which now it s a ver [...]

    6. This is not the best book ever written It is unlikely to affect you on any deep emotional level and you probably won t spend sleepless nights just thinking about it.But it s a simple, humourous sci fi adventure It won t do something for everybody but I m a massive fan of Douglas Adams and his sense of humour Come on, like it or not, Adams has some awesomely quotable sayings not all of these are from this exact book In the beginning the Universe was created This has made a lot of people very angr [...]

    7. What can I say I wish I had been in the movie, although it was bad and I guess I should be happy about NOT being in it.

    8. You know, said Arthur, it s at times like this, when I m trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I d listened to what my mother told me when I was young Why, what did she tell you I don t know, I didn t listen Did this make you laugh already Fine, because the rest of Douglas Adams famous novel includes many of those humorous elements.I have a very difficult personal history with Sci Fi novels some of them I could a [...]

    9. I hated this book It was required in one of my English Lit classes in college The time spent reading this book is time that I will never get back I think this book may have shortened my life it was such a waste of time.

    10. From what I can tell, I m not in the majority when it comes to rating The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams I m giving it a 3, which means I still liked it but unfortunately, I wasn t as fond of the humor as most people are.This was a book club selection from about 6 or 7 years ago We agreed to read just the first one in the series And it was the first science fiction novel we took on I was excited Several had already read it but wanted to again.I m generally a fan of crazy humor [...]

    11. Not sure what it was about this book that made me not like it as much as I was hoping When I was growing up I remember watching the BBC TV show and playing the text adventure on my Commodore 64 yes, I am getting old Before I actually read it, lots of my friends recommended it and the cool, edgy people all loved it basically, the hipsters of the 90s When I finally read it, it seemed a bit dry to me Perhaps that was the famous dry British humor Also, it felt like Adams was trying to include a joke [...]

    12. The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy 1 , Douglas Adams 2016 1386 207 9789647822336 20 1394 205 9786002292902 20 2001 2009

    13. This is another instance where it s daunting to write a review because the novel is well known and loved by millions of people As a Sci Fi Fantasy reader, it s embarrassing that I ve only read this once, and I ve waited till 2016 to read this I m glad that I can finally say that I ve read this I ve finally read and enjoyed one of the most influential books of the sci fi genre I understand all the buzz regarding this novel This is the first time in my whole life that I laughed out loud while read [...]

    14. Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy is an entertaining romp through the galaxy It s a book I ve read several times first in high school however, after reading Kurt Vonnegut s most overtly science fiction novel, The Sirens of Titan, it almost felt like a fresh experience Of course, Vonnegut and Adams are very different writers Still, the influence of Vonnegut is evident in Adams seminal novel of nerd culture The absurdity of the human condition explored in Sirens something which Vo [...]

    15. Review of the audio, read by Stephen Fry Overall, Fry earns a solid B for his rendition of the classic Hitchhiker s Guide Fry has the perfect narrator voice, and I generally enjoyed most of his character voices Ford Prefect often has a rakish tone, his reading of Arthur Dent is note perfect clueless, and Zaphod Beeblebrox has a deliciously smarmy confidence It was a bit of a revelation to find Marvin amusing in audio than when I read the book, although I feel like Fry might have given him a tad [...]

    16. 6 shiny twinkling s Really wonderful humor, funny language, absurd imagery and fantastic characters The most fun I ve ever had with books And audiobooks I had this on tape, the BBC version, and would listen to this in my car or on my walkman repeatedly.If you ve ever wondered where those references to the number 42 come from, what it would be like to have two heads or what about the answer to life, the universe and everything look no further Actually, I m gonna head off right now to get the audi [...]

    17. They stumbled out of the Heart of Gold and looked around them It was very quiet among the tall buildings The ground was covered with brightly colored objects that, from a distance, looked a little like paperback novels Trillian picked one up It s a paperback novel she said, surprised Long Hard Ride, by Lorelei James She flipped through it Hm, who d have thought that the late inhabitants of Frogstar Z would have been into women s erotica She picked up some Be With Me, by Maya Banks Dangerous Sec [...]

    18. I read this book about 51,017 times when I was in seventh grade I wore my copy out That was a time in my life when I very much would have preferred to belong to some alien species, trapped here through no fault of my own Also The ships hung in the air in much the same way that bricks don t How can you improve on writing like that Q What s so bad about being drunk A Just ask a glass of water ahhh, good times.

    19. I don t want to die now he yelled I ve still got a headache I don t want to go to heaven with a headache, I d be all cross and wouldn t enjoy it I found my love for Sci Fi comedy when I read The Martian And this was a good addition to my read shelf in that accord I loved the moments I spent with this book Unlike The Martian, this book would also work well for non Sci Fi readers Because there is soo much humour you can t repress your laugh and enjoy this book.OVERVIEWEarth is scheduled to demolit [...]

    20. Hitchhiker s, volume 1.Earth is destroyed to make way for a bypass Fortunately for Arthur Dent, his friend Ford Prefect turns out to be an alien and manages to escape, with Arthur.The plot is not bad, but it s the writing that is fantastic Vogon ships hung in the sky in exactly the way bricks don t The Hooloovoo is a super intelligent shade of the colour blue The old man who said nothing was true but was later found to be lying After a second or so, nothing continued to happen This must be Thurs [...]

    21. I read this book because it is my boyfriends favorite series I struggled with it so much I already struggle with fantasy, and this book didn t explain what is happening thoroughly and develop the characters enough right away in the beginning So like I said I really struggled However, I watched the movie and according to my boyfriend there was a lot in the movie that wasn t in the book, so I guess that didn t help.

    22. I read about 150 of 215 pages of this book, and couldn t even bring myself to finish it I didn t find it funny, and decided to start another book I actually enjoyed reading than to plow through the end of it.

    23. It is just my kind of humor, epic, ridiculous space adventure It is one of the most quotable books I ever read It is quotable like Step Brothers This book is the fucking Catalina wine mixer of books You guys should of heard me chuckle while walking down the street with Jacqueline in her stroller I probably looked like a crazy lady giggling to myself Definitely a re read for me, and I will jump into his next novel tomorrow.

    24. I was quite afraid I wouldn t take to the book considering how many people close to me as well as at parties would rage, rage, RAGE at my never having read Hitchhiker s Guide What would the fallout be Would I be shanked at the next party I went to if, when asked about my liking of the book, I were to shrug Oh, the anxiety But I m happy to report I did like it A lot, too, once the sperm whale and petunia chapter came up, and then all the when the old world builder or award winning fjord artist w [...]

    25. It s a sort of electronic book It tells you eveything you need to know about anything That s its job Which is exactly the sort of thing you need to know if you are an impoverished hitchhiker trying to see the marvels of the Universe for less than thirty Altairan dollars a day Anybody can have a brilliant idea for a good story, but it takes hard work and dedication to transform it into a magnum opus of satirical science fiction According to legend, Adams was lying on his back, pennyless and with [...]

    26. The history of every major Galactic Civilisation tends to pass through three distinct and recognisable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why and Where phases For instance, the first phase is characterised by the question how can we eat The second by the question why do we eat And the third by the question where shall we have lunch When you love a book as much as I love this one the only way to write a review to convince others who have not yet exp [...]

    27. I can t remember laughing at a book so much Loved, loved, loved everything about it The delivery by Stephen Fry is outstanding also Hugely recommend There aren t enough superlatives to throw at this

    28. Probably should have smoked something before and or during the reading of this.Awarding one star for each of the following Digital WatchesBabel FishMarvin

    29. Okay, I can understand how somebody might not absolutely love The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy It does after all combine a few things such as scifi and screwball comedy, for instance that not everyone can deal with In other words, the nerd quotient is high here, and people who aren t wired that way might end up perplexed BUT and this is a big ol BUT I don t understand how anybody can HATE this book In fact, if I weren t such a saintly, even keel, kittenish kind of guy, I might say that I m t [...]

    30. It s true what they say You pick up The Hitchhiker s Guide To The Galaxy and either chuck it away when your head starts to whirl OR you totally appreciate the head whirling sensation, plunge right in and don t surface till you have reached the Restaurant at the End of The Universe.It is with great delight and spots before my eyes that I can proclaim that I belong to the latter breed You need a wee bit of whimsy, a lot of quirky and a love for all things whacky all three which I possess in abunda [...]

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