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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Almost as good as the Radio Series
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hyperspeed straight to Red Dwarf!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I watched the movie first and loved it so decided to read this
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you enjoyed the radio series,( also for si fi comedy or geeky types a laugh out loud must) buy this
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, inspired
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4.0 out of 5 stars Life? Don't talk to me about life.
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