This omnibus edition begins with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, in which Arthur Dent is introduced to the galaxy at large when he is rescued by an alien friend seconds before Earth's destruction. Then in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Arthur and his new friends travel to the end of time and discover the true reason for Earth's existence. In Life, the Universe, and Everything, the gang goes on a mission to save the entire universe. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish recounts how Arthur finds true love and "God's Final Message to His Creation." Finally, Mostly Harmless is the story of Arthur's continuing search for home, in which he instead encounters his estranged daughter, who is on her own quest. There's also a bonus short story, "Young Zaphod Plays It Safe," more of a vignette than a full story, which wraps up this completist's package of the Don't Panic chronicles. As the series progresses, its wackier elements diminish, but the satire of human life and foibles is ever present. --Brooks Peck --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I don't feel qualified to review a talent as extensive as Douglas Adams was. Safe to say that I am completely in tune with his sense of humor, his ability to focus on the... Read morePublished 2 days ago by James P. Browne Jr.
My favorite book of all time. Incredibly clever, and well written. Extremely funny.Published 2 days ago by Ford Prefect
It' Douglas Adams, not much more needs to be said. Just, always bring a towel along.Published 2 days ago by P. Bradley Klingemsmith
If you read the first book and want a cheap way to read the whole series (as opposed to buying each individually) this is the way to go.Published 3 days ago by Detroit372
Do not know why I waited so long to read this. Hilarious fun filled reading adventure.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
The best science fiction British comedy work about the destruction of earth and the galaxy version of Wikipedia that I've ever read. Or that anyone's ever read for that matter. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Steven Vinson
Great read for the sci-fan. Great imagery and a few good laughs along the way.Published 5 days ago by ROBYN B.
Along with Monty Python, it should be required reading / viewing for all political science theology and philosophy majors. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Uglyhorse