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.
My son was reading the first book and I wanted to get the other installments but buying this was much cheaper. Plus this has the much later added 5th installment. Read morePublished 2 days ago by David Miller
My favorite book! Douglas Adams was an incredible author! Can't recommend it enough!Published 3 days ago by Mike
One of the best Sci-fi series of the last century. A must-have that's full of side-splitting humor. Read morePublished 5 days ago by mgmills
These are the funniest books I've ever read; consistently and unpredictably. Adams is just brilliant; these books are classics for a reason. Read morePublished 6 days ago by R Chambers
I was so into this book all the way through "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" but then the characters died off a little for me. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer