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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Kindle Edition

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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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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. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • Publication date : December 18, 2007
  • Publisher : Del Rey; Reissue edition (December 18, 2007)
  • Print length : 208 pages
  • File size : 1836 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • ASIN : B000XUBC2C
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 1535185554
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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