The Hitchhiker's Trilogy

The Hitchhiker s Trilogy The Hitchhiker s 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 Mostly HarmlessSuppose a good friend calmly told y

  • Title: The Hitchhiker's Trilogy
  • Author: Douglas Adams
  • ISBN: 9780739410127
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Hitchhiker s 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 Mostly HarmlessSuppose a good friend calmly told you over a round of drinks that the world was about to end And suppose your friend went on to confess that he wasn t from around here at all, but rather from a small pla The Hitchhiker s 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 Mostly HarmlessSuppose a good friend calmly told you over a round of drinks that the world was about to end And suppose your friend went on to confess that he wasn t from around here at all, but rather from a small planet near Betelgeuse And what if the world really did come to an end, but instead of being blown away, you found yourself hitching a ride on a spaceship with your buddy as a traveling companion It happens to Arthur Dent.An ordinary guy from a small town in England, Arthur is one lucky sonofagun his alien friend, Ford Prefect, is in fact a roving researcher for the universally bestselling Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy and expert at seeing the cosmos on 30 Altairian dollars a day Ford lives by the Guide s seminal bit of advice Don t Panic Which comes in handy when their first ride on the very same vessel that demolished Earth to make way for a hyperspacial freeway ends disastrously they are booted out of an airlock with 30 seconds of air in their lungs and the odd of being picked up by another ship 2 276,709 to 1 against, the pair are scooped up by the only ship in the universe powered by the Infinite Improbability Drive.But this and the idea that Bogart movies and McDonald s hamburgers now exist only in his mind is just the beginning of the weird things Arthur will have to get used to For, on his travels, he ll encounter Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two headed, three armed ex President of the Galaxy Trillian, a sexy spacecadet he once tried to pick up at a cocktail party, now Zaphod s girlfriend Marvin, a chronically depressed robot and Slartibartfast, the award winning engineer who built the Earth and travels in a spaceship disguised as a bistro.Arthur s crazed wanderings will take him from the restaurant at the end of the Universe where the main dish of the day introduces itself and the floor show is doomsday , to the planet Krikkit locked in Slo Time to punish its inhabitants for trying to end the Universe , to Earth huh wait wasn t it destroyed to the very offices of The Hitchhiker s Guide itself as he and his friends quest for the answer to the Question of Life, the Universe and Everything and search for a really good cup of tea.Ready or not, Arthur Dent is in for one hell of a ride

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    1. The first two are fantastic in the literal and colloquial senses. The remainder are only weak in comparison to what went before. So many wonderful concepts and phrases:Vogon ships "hung in the sky in exactly the way bricks don't"; the Hooloovoo; the old man who said nothing was true but was later found to be lying; spend a year dead for tax reasons; meat bred to want to be eaten; the "knack" of learning to fly is to "throw yourself at the ground and miss" (I think Buzz Lightyear borrowed that); [...]

    2. Just brilliant!So clever and original and funny!Sorry I did not read this when I was a teenager asonly now I realise why all my friends were talking about it!

    3. This mammoth of a book was a hell of an undertaking. After being harassed into reading it for 2.5 years, I have to say I am glad I did it, but gladder it's over and I can now read something I truly want tod something not set somewhere along the space/time continuum.I found there to be constant peaks and troughs, some chapters or parts were brilliant and others were laborious to get through (I did have some significant and glorious naps while I read this!), and every time I thought I would just g [...]

    4. I read this book to understand a guy I liked. It's funny cuz it's true. And now that I don't like the guy, the book is not as interesting as it once tried to be in my life.

    5. Follow the adventures of Arthur Dent, the world's last surviving human, as he journeys through space after the earth is demolished to make way for a Vogan hyperspace bypass. Arthur is rescued from certain destruction by Ford Prefect (read the book to discover how he got his name), an alien journalist who writes for the 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.' They travel the galaxy together meeting rather an interesting assortment of creatures including Trillian, another human who escaped the earth's [...]

    6. I first came across this book quite by accident. I happened to over hear a friend of mine talking about how a tiny robot with a brain the size of a planet had such a depressing view of life that he managed to talk a spaceship into commiting suicide!!!What better introduction do you need into the world of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the largest selling book in the Universe? Needless to say I was hooked and couldnt wait to borrow a copy and begin reading. And once I read it, I read it ag [...]

    7. Ist es nicht immer so? Eine Buchreihe beginnt mit Furore und verliert mit jedem Teil etwas von seiner Energie. Auch bei der weltweit einzigen fünfteiligen Trilogie "Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis" verhält es sich so. Glücklicherweise versinkt die Saga aber nie in in extraterrestrische Müllberge - den sechsten Teil vergessen wir hier jetzt einfach mal.Der Höhepunkt erfolgt natürlich gleich mit dem ersten Buch, der Eröffnung, der Grosstat von Douglas Adams. Mit seinem kurzen und unglaublich [...]

    8. La mia avventura nello spazio è finita - per ora. Ho viaggiato su astronavi bellissime, superaccessoriate e di colori sgargianti. Mi è capitato anche di salire su di una completamente nera. Ho viaggiato attraverso milioni di anni luce. Ho incontrato gli alieni, tanti alieni, alcuni mi somigliavano anche. Ho attraversato diversi mondi paralleli - che poi tecnicamente non lo sono in realtà, paralleli. E ho visitato pianeti con le caratteristiche più disparate, ma nessuno è bello come la Terra [...]

    9. OHMIGOD!!! Hilarious! I loved this book (er, books, as the trilogy actually encompasses five). I laughed out loud so many times; who knew what would come out of Adams's brain next into that story. It is the best of everything, adventure, story-telling, and that wonderful British humour of irony and blase-indifference, that, according to some people's reviews (I am supposing Americans, to be completely sterotypical) is just boring and NOT funny. Well, totally got it. I totally loved every stinkin [...]

    10. I can't believe I waited until my 30s to read this. I remember growing up watching my friends around me rave about Adams' work and I just never jumped on the bandwagon.Well I'm glad I finally did! It took me about 5 months to read this. Well, actually I chose to read the 'trilogy' over that long on my kindle. I got through the first book in a matter of days (I just couldn't stopI was so engrossed) and realized just how much I enjoyed the story, characters, Adams' humor and creativity. I made the [...]

    11. I want to write shortly about the philosophical merit of The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: All western philosophy emerged and developed within the logocentric tradition. Two axioms define this tradition. 1. A thing cannot both be and not be at the same time (a v -a). 2. A thing is always identical with itself (a=a). It is impossible for humans to think about the world in a way that makes sense without these two axioms. But that does not make them necessarily true. These are the limits of hu [...]

    12. Acho que foi a série mais louca que já li kkk e isso faz a série ser muito legal e única. Confesso que gostei mais dos dois primeiros livros e depois a leitura se tornou um pouco cansativa e perdendo um pouco a graça. Mas mesmo assim valeu a pena ter lido, todas essas coisas loucas e bizarras me divertiram bastante.

    13. Fun book. Reads like Dr. Seuss for adults. lol. Not in the sense of rhyming, but in the ludicris words used. You can tell Mr. Adams had fun writing this completley random story. Ford Perfect makes the story enjoyable to read while Arthur Dent brings a confused realness to it. The way they relate to each other is entertaining to read. I've written more quotes than usual this time around and I'm not sure If I'm going to type them all so please bear with me"This planet has - or rather had - a probl [...]

    14. Quando ho preso in mano questo volume, sapevo già di trovarmi dinanzi a uno dei capisaldi della letteratura sci-fi humour. Solo leggendo il ciclo con i cinque romanzi della Guida Galattica per Autostoppisti, mi sono accorto di quanto invece sia molto più di un capolavoro.Per quanto non mi abbia fatto ridere particolarmente, se non in qualche preciso punto, ho ritenuto geniali certi ragionamenti (interventi dell’autore veri e propri o citazioni della Guida) e sono fonte di spunti di riflessio [...]

    15. “In molte delle civiltà meno formaliste dell’Orlo Esterno Est della Galassia, la Guida galattica per gli autostoppisti ha già soppiantato la grande Enciclopedia Galattica, diventando la depositaria di tutto il sapere e di tutta la scienza, perché nonostante presenti molte lacune e contenga molte notizie spurie (…) ha due importanti vantaggi rispetto alla più vecchia e più accademica Enciclopedia.Uno, costa un po’ meno; due, ha stampate in copertina, a grandi caratteri che ispirano f [...]

    16. Il primo libro è molto divertente e scritto bene, dalla presentazione dei personaggi alla ricerca della risposta sulla vita e l'universoPoi il tutto si perde nei libri dopo, continui a leggere sperando che tutto prima o poi si ricolleghi alla trama principale, ma niente ciclo completo contiene una serie di eventi sconnessi tra loro ma divertenti.

    17. yes, I've already read these a few times, but after subjecting myself to the torture of The Elegance of The Hedgehog I felt I'd earned a little time with my old friend. Some people hate to reread books, and I understand their point: there are loads of great books and they want to read as many as possible. I, on the other hand, think of certain books as old friends and sometimes I just don't have the energy to expend on developing a new relationship. I want to spend time with someone whose compan [...]

    18. My older Bro had this text game of this book and suggested i read it to better understand the game didn't help with the game too much but it was a life changeing event opend my eyes to looking at things differently, introduced me to existentialism. and a fantastic way to think and be if i had read the following books then i would not be who i am now finised the series mabe 10 years after reading the first

    19. I enjoyed the first book in this omnibus, but by the time I got about 2/3 into the second one, the aggressive whimsy was driving me nuts. I think this works much better in the way it was originally conceived -- small installments leaving you wanting another taste after a decent interval. In a binge its just much too cute for me.

    20. It's the first book in his trilogy of 5 and it was apsolutly amazing. I can't believe I've wait this long to read these books. If you haven't read this book you must. I can't remember the last time I've laughed out this much while reading a book. My fiance has read them, as they are his books, so when ever he hears crack up he wants to know what part I'm at. It is such a refreshing read.

    21. Stupenda serie di libri. "Praticamente innocua". La consiglio a chiunque voglia leggere qualcosa di diverso dal solito, dato che si tratta di un raro esempio di fantascienza esilarante!

    22. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is the first book of a series that would be considered a comedy, but is also a science fiction. Earth was being destroyed by aliens and Arthur Dent, the main character, finds himself rescued by a friend, who is a robot, named Ford Prefect. Throughout the book, other characters join them including Marvin who is a depressed robot and the Galactic President named Zaphod Beeblebrox. As a group, they wanted to find another planet, but in the process of exploring [...]

    23. I re-read book 1 in January 2015, followed by book 2 in August, and books 3 and 4 in October. I read the fifth book, which I hadn't read before, in January 2016.The added extras after each book are interesting, but I had to my read them on my iPad mini as they included press clippings in fonts too small to read on my Kindle.1) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (5 stars)'If I asked you where the hell we were,' said Arthur weakly, 'would I regret it?' Ford stood up. 'We're safe,' he said.'Oh go [...]

    24. Aika ajoin on mukava tehdä paluu vanhojen kirjojen äärelle.Luin Douglas Adamsin Linnunrata-trilogian joskus 90-luvun lopulla. Scifistä innostuneet ystäväni suosittelivat minulle halki lukioajan kirjasarjaan tutustumista. Huumori on aina haasteellista, varsinkin tieteiskirjallisuudessa. Vertailukohtana Adamsin kirjoille mieleeni nousee kuin itsestään Harry Harrison ja hänen Bill - Linnunradan sankarinsa, johon olin jo ennättänyt tutustumaan.Adamsin viisiosaoinen trilogia kertoo länsi- [...]

    25. There is not much I can say about this highly popular series that has not already been said. The texts have been analysed, adored, recorded for radio, for TV and now for film – most recently with Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent. It has something for everyone and rarely divides, though even the most adoring fans would never praise the quality of its plot or characterisation.So what is the appeal of these books? They are stupid, hideously, deliciously and sometimes uproariously funnily stupid and [...]

    26. I just don't see what all the fuss is about. Not going to be a fan, I think. Are fans going to tell me I need to read four more books before I really like it?

    27. My first Douglas Adams was actually Last Chance to See, which turned into one of my favourite books ever. So, Zarquon only knows, my expectations from the Hitchhiker series were understandably quite high.While taken in minor doses, the books do have wry British humour and witticism, taking digs at society and our elemental human traits and habits. There are a few good laughs, and a fair few mirrors put up to ourselves as a species.However, without a good plot or story arc to back it up, after a [...]

    28. All 5 books of the Hitchhiker's "trilogy" in one! As a student in computer information systems, I heard several references to this book, so I decided to check it out. While it didn't change my life, it was a pretty entertaining, humorous sci-fi read.Check it out if you want to know the origin of the words and phrases "Babel fish", "So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish", "Don't Panic", "Mostly Harmless", and "the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything".Reviews of in [...]

    29. 3.5 starsThe Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is altogether unlike anything else I've read. As one of those novels that you simply need to read if you enjoy sci-fi I was expecting something brilliant. And it did have flashes of brilliance, ingenious ideas and probably the most imaginative universe I've ever read about.When reading this trilogy in five parts, expect to be amazed, confused and in fits of laughter. The cast is great, especially the depressed robot Marvin and the plot is completely u [...]

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