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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.
"It's science fiction and it's extremely funny...inspired lunacy that leaves hardly a science fiction cliche alive."—Washington Post
"The feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes, and his travels afford a wild satire of present institutions."—Chicago Tribune
"Very simply, the book is one of the funniest SF spoofs ever written, with hyperbolic ideas folding in on themselves."—School Library Journal
“[A] whimsical odyssey . . . Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy.”—Publishers Weekly
It's a very funny literature, I loved it kind of use of simple, description of details & the accent of giving the situation detail were very funny.
His style was so unique. It's just a fun ride and definitely worth reading. I think most readers would agree that no-one wrote like him.Published 1 day ago by occorled
this is an excellent short story for all level readers. it is simple science fiction that keeps your attention from start to finish. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kenny Mardeusz
Still as much fun as the first time I read it about 100 years ago!Published 4 days ago by Mary deChantal