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Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy, The by Douglas Adams

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AuthorDouglas Adams
TitleHitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy, The
SeriesHitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy
Volume1
Year1979
GenreScience Fiction
 
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Submitted by Lanog Muas 
(Dec 21, 2009)

Warning! This story is filled with British Humor, but there are mice, dolphins, and other sorts of great things in this story. Besides that, narrowly escaping the death and destruction of the earth to make room for an intergalactic highway, englishman Arthur Dent and his alien friend Ford Prefect, from a small moon near Betelgeuse, go on a wild adventure across time and space. They are read Vogon poetry which is considered a terrible torture, and they are almost sucked out of an air lock into the universe. They then sneak on board of a vast ship in outer space. Then after many near death experiences they end up narrowly escaping near the end of each chapter. Throughout the novel they join forces with, Zaphod Beeblebrox, the ex-president of the galaxy, Trillian the only other surviving earthling, and a depressed robot named Marvin to search for the answer to the question of the meaning of life. This answer may have been hidden on the recently demolished earth.

I would reccomend this book for young teens and people who can enjoy British humor. This novel may also fit well with Science-Fiction lovers.

This novel is a fairly easy read, but if you have strict feelings for religion then this novel may offend you in some ways. There was also a movie that was re-made in 2005 which was a fairly good representation of most of the novel.


Submitted by The Cat Dill 
(Dec 16, 2009)

Overall, this is a very good book. Its rather goofy, with a lot of British humor. Its written in a very random, unexpected way. Hitchhiker's guide makes for a good read if you are ready to face random humor, and an unexpected unfolding of a plot that the author may have not even seen coming.

The characters are easy to love, and their thoughts are very interesting. It includes, a very confused human, a depressed robot, and a galactic president who is in love with himself. It can be so confusing, you may need to read it 42 times to understand.




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