The Hitchhiker\'s Guide To The Galaxy

by Douglas Adams

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Book 6 of 241 in the Best Science Fiction Books
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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.

Mostly Harmless
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?

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7 comments
Jarno | 2013-09-25 06:04:03
I have the fond memory, as a teenager, having a friend tell me that I just "HAVE TO" read this book immediately. So I picked up a copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide, and quite literally, I read it cover to cover in one go, stopping only for bathroom breaks. I had never read anything quite like it before, and it was a pure delight. Douglas Adams died too young.
AA | 2014-11-12 08:46:51
Absolutely hysterical! A book I cannot wait to read to my kid when she is a bit older. I couldn't put it down. Pure fun.
Anonymous | 2015-03-03 12:15:34
Agree with everyone else,Douglas died too soon, loved everything he wrote.
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