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.
Love these books. I read them in high school and college and then couldn't find my copy, so I purchased another one because I felt my permanent book collection would not be... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Allison Lachat
This is one of the greatest series of books you will ever read. It won't change your life but it may very well change the way you see things.Published 26 days ago by brief review
I haven't read very much of it yet, but it's very entertaining. Obviously, since it's a classic book. It's been loved for decades.Published 28 days ago by Richard A Pitruzzello