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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.
This is a cosmic fantasy, a cosmic joke. Some readers love it and those that don't have no sense of humorPublished 4 days ago by James P. Blankenhorn
Great book. Clever writing, I laughed out loud a couple times!Published 10 days ago by alex.krewson
After watching the movie years ago, I developed a desire to read the book and I'm glad that I did. The movie of course is nothing like the book (obviously), but the book explains a... Read morePublished 12 days ago by jtorres
Hitchhicker’s Guide to the Galaxy is one of those books that sucks you in and spits you out in the first chapter. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Jordan Bates