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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Paperback – 1 Sep 2009


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan (1 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330508539
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330508537
  • ASIN: B0092FWWRS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,058,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Douglas Adams created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. He lectured and broadcast around the world and was a patron of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Save the Rhino International. Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, UK and lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, London, before moving to Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly in 2001. After Douglas died the movie of Hitchhiker moved out of development hell into the clear uplands of production, using much of Douglas' original script and ideas. Douglas shares the writing credit for the movie with Karey Kirkpatrick.

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On 12 October 1979 the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor (and Earth) was made available to humanity - "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". It's an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards, to make way for a new hyperspace bypass, and his best friend has just announced that he's an alien. At this moment, they're hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed with the big, friendly words: don't panic.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 26 Aug. 2007
Format: Paperback
This is a review of the product, rather than the books themselves. This is all five of the "trilogy in five parts"; Douglas Adam's Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish and Mostly Harmless. This is essential for any avid reader, and at this price (currently £4.50) it is an absolute steal.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kiereann MachGhillieMhoire on 10 Feb. 2009
Format: Paperback
This is the five book trilogy that has never been surpassed. The first book ever to make me laugh out loud and in public - VERY embarrassing. But there is so much more to THHGTTG than words and reviews. It's a way of observing the world around us and our place within it; it's a running commentary on politics and religion and of mattrasses and biros.

Should you ever be planning to become marrooned on a desert island, a copy of THHGTTG (all 5 books mind) and a sturdy towel will not only keep your chin up for the duration but will likely see you trying to repeat the experience again next year.

Points out of 5? ... 42

There is a wisdom, a use of language and an attitude to humour and humanity that cannot be found anywhere but following that wonderful opening line, "Far out, at the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy, lies a small unregarded yellow sun."
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Read these when I was younger, had to go back and give them a re-read. Whilst I certainly love the first three of the five. the last two are still great books. I'd certainly recommend this to any who wants a book with some sharp wit and banter
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By Amazon Customer on 11 Nov. 2013
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This was a Christmas present for our grandson and he has read the book 2 or 3 times so far
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By ClaraL on 28 Jan. 2013
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Ordered this for Christmas for my teenage son who is an avid reader. Good to get back to some traditional classics. Great value for money in one pack.
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By abdul hasson on 22 Jan. 2013
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I highly recommend you take the opportunity to read this series, it's really funny and entertaining, without a doubt one of my favorites.
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