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Join Douglas Adams's hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc. Dent is grabbed from Earth moments before a cosmic construction team obliterates the planet to build a freeway. You'll never read funnier science fiction; Adams is a master of intelligent satire, barbed wit, and comedic dialogue. The Hitchhiker's Guide is rich in comedic detail and thought-provoking situations and stands up to multiple reads. Required reading for science fiction fans, this book (and its follow-ups) is also sure to please fans of Monty Python, Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, and British sitcoms. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Don't panic! Here are words of praise for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!
"It's science fiction and it's extremely funny...inspired lunacy that leaves hardly a science fiction cliche alive."
"The feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes, and his travels afford a wild satire of present institutions."
"Very simply, the book is one of the funniest SF spoofs ever written, with hyperbolic ideas folding in on themselves."
School Library Journal
"As parody, it's marvelous: It contains just about every science fiction cliche you can think of. As humor, it's, well, hysterical." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
An old classic well worth the re-read. Adam's irreverent humor stands the test of time, and the ridiculous plot twists, insane logic and zany characters are as refreshing now as... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Mr G
Book looks slightly used for a "New" book and arrived over 1 month later.Published 2 months ago by truman
It's a bizzare little adventure, but very enjoyable all the same. I'm certainly interested to see where this series goes.Published 3 months ago by Sally
Frankly, I was pretty surprised to find that not only it's funny as hell, but deep as well ( hey, that rhymed )
Might as well build a improbability drive in my spare... Read more
Love the hardcover feel, the 'Don't Panic' text on the back could be larger and friendlier, but no complaints really,Published 3 months ago by Srian Fernando