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The More Than Complete Hitchhikers Guide Hardcover – October 16, 1989


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing; 1st edition (October 16, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517693119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517693117
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #282,124 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Douglas Adams (1952-2001) was the much-loved author of the Hitchhiker's Guides, all of which have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By HELBringer on October 21, 2001
Format: Bonded Leather
This collection of sharp, witty, and observant books merits a space on every bookshelf. I am VERY disappointed to find that it
is out of print, as the copy I have is a beautiful black cushioned-leather covered, bible-page style with gold page edges.
Needless to say, I'm preserving it as much as I can! Douglas Adams is one of my favorite authors, with his ability to make
human existance seem so amusing, and yet so futile at the same time. He takes life, gives it a large drink, spins it around a few
times, and watches what happens. Adams is not above self-humiliation either:
"The idea for the title first cropped up when I was lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck, Austria. Well, not really drunk, just the
kind of drunk you get from having a couple of stiff Gossers after not having eaten for two days straight on account of being a
penniless hitchhiker. We are talking of a mild inability to stand up."
I THOROUGHLY recommend this book to ANYONE with a sense of humor, a mind for Sci-Fi, or an adequately functioning
brain. Actually, all carbon-based life-forms should be exposed to this book at some point or another...
Enjoy... I know I did!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Taylor B. Hernandez on June 20, 2013
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This book is in great condition, the quality of the leather and golden edges pages make this book looks awesome on your shelf, if you are a fan of the Guide and you want to show off how cool your bookshelf looks, this is a must buy book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carol Williams on January 15, 2008
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For quite a few years, I've been a fan of the Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy books. After reading all the lesser quality books from the library, at an Antiquarian bookstore, I stumbled upon this book that has all of the novels into one collection. With the thickly clothed leather, and gorgeous gold lettering and page edges, this out of print Hitchhiker's Guide is a collectibe, I will treasure forever on a special place in my bookcase.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Delia on March 8, 2013
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It's Douglas Adams. What more truly needs to be said. I love having all of it (or most of it, at any rate) all in one place. A great collection that needs to be read at least every couple of years in order to maintain a proper world view.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Timothy G. Hudson on October 5, 2012
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A friend in Deltona, Florida introduced me to this book in July of 1992. I was intrigued with the first page that described the three ways to get off of the planet Earth. I was amused that he would suggest calling the Vatican. Maybe they know someone that can help. I don't have the ability to express myself in the way that he did. Witty and original are only two adjectives that I can think of to describe this book, which is British sciene fiction comedy. Once I began reading I read it straight through in less than a week. I am stupified at how often I can make a reference such as "that's an SEP" (someone else's problem) and someone within the sound of my voice will know just what I am talking about. A funny, funny book. I thouroughly enjoyed learning of the Guide by the More Than Complete Hitchhiker's Guide rather than all of the other seperate books first. I really enjoyed this version more than any of the others. I highly recommend this book to anyone with a well developed sense of humor.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Chris Edwards on October 27, 2001
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If everone could see the world as Douglas Adams did, we'd all be better off. Mix dry British humor with a group of idiosyncratic characters, drop them into the space-time continium and you get non-stop laughs. At times I often found myself with a grin from ear to ear! Sometimes laughing out-loud!! Even a die hard science fiction fan needs a little bit of humor to keep a perspective.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 8, 2013
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I recently gave away a ton of books, and accidentally included my paperback copies of the Hitchhiker novels, so I picked this up as a replacement. I haven't read any of them since middle school (20 years or so), so I figured I'd go back to check 'em out again. I got started on the first book, and was pleased with the smile Adams could still bring to my face. But I got distracted and this book has become unfinished eye candy on my library shelf. A fun read with some quite sharp wit woven throughout - if you haven't yet checked it out, you should.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 21, 2012
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So I got this as a birthday gift, ordered here from amazon (I was asked to verify it was the right edition that I had been lusting after!)and I agreed it was. The book is in very good condition for it's age, understandably it's yellowed around the edges but no actual damage to it, although you can tell that it has been loved. What really tickles me is that the copyright for this edition was 1986 - The same year I was born.
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