The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

215 pages

English language

Published Nov. 11, 2004 by Harmony Books.


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4 stars (9 reviews)

'People of Earth, your attention please. This is Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council. Plans for development of the outlying regions of the galaxy require the building of a hyperspatial express route through your star system, and regrettably your planet is scheduled for demolition.

The process will take slightly less than two of your Earth minutes. Thank you.'


For Arthur Dent, earthling and homeowner, the severe case of planning blight announced above is the overture to a quite remarkable set of travels, guided en route by an equally remarkable book--a book more popular than the Celestial Home Care Omnibus, cheaper than the Encyclopedia Galactica, it's...THE HITCH HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY!

Also contained in:

  • [The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Four Parts][1]
  • [The More than Complete Hitchhiker's Guide][2]

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2 stars

Most of the fun stems from its unpredictability. There are also some hilarious quotes in here. But, besides its gags, it doesn't have a lot to offer. The only theme to it is that (human) life is largely insignificant. But it's only explored superficially. Especially when rereading, the book can become somewhat of a bore.

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  • Prefect, Ford (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
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