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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."
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"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.
A beautiful book, it's "the complete trilogy in five tomes". A must have in a bookshelf.Published 2 months ago by Benoit Vaillancourt
Awesome Novel !0/10 would recommmend to anyone and it will help you get lots of referencesPublished 2 months ago by gaham
This was a great book for a couple of reasons. It deals with Science Fiction from an Exstestantialist prospective. The science part is downgraded. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dean S. Marquis
According to the improbability theory, this book is the bomb on the suject of escaping to another reality.Published 4 months ago by Guy Bergeron
A great classic book. It is still great, and it will always be great. However, the kindle format does not serve the book as well as it could - I noticed quite a few technical... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jeffrey Morgan
Excellent book! Recommended to any Sci-Fi fan or anyone wanting a funny, intriguing read! Douglas Adams at his best.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer