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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by [Adams, Douglas]

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Join Douglas Adams's hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc. Dent is grabbed from Earth moments before a cosmic construction team obliterates the planet to build a freeway. You'll never read funnier science fiction; Adams is a master of intelligent satire, barbed wit, and comedic dialogue. The Hitchhiker's Guide is rich in comedic detail and thought-provoking situations and stands up to multiple reads. Required reading for science fiction fans, this book (and its follow-ups) is also sure to please fans of Monty Python, Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, and British sitcoms.

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“Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”The Washington Post Book World

"The feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes, and his travels afford a wild satire of present institutions."Chicago Tribune

"Very simply, the book is one of the funniest SF spoofs ever written, with hyperbolic ideas folding in on themselves."School Library Journal

“[A] whimsical odyssey . . . Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy.”Publishers Weekly

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  • File Size: 2010 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1535185554
  • Publisher: Del Rey; Reissue edition (December 18, 2007)
  • Publication Date: December 18, 2007
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000XUBC2C
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,099 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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