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.
This Kindle edition is a compilation of the bowdlerised American editions of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by D. J. Rout
Classic, must read for any sci-fi fan. Hilarious page-turner.Published 9 hours ago by Robert N. Fisher
Probably this review will never be read, as this is such a hugely selling book that has been out for ages. Read morePublished 1 day ago by troy
It's hard to describe--it's a novel novel and I really enjoyed it's offbeat theme.Published 2 days ago by L. Hixon Spadoni
This is one of my favorite books of all time. I've read the series a handful of times. I've given it as a gift. I've owned multiple hard copies. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Philip Skrzypek
But this book is quite good. If you don't know why you should read it, I'm sure a great many smarter men than me have spent quite a lot of time discussing why you should, and I'd... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jennifer Miller
Why the world loves this book is utterly beyond me. It is shallow, needlessly cynical, and frankly not funny, except in a decidedly childish way. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Dovid