The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1)

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor. Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hi Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by h...

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Title:The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1)
Author:Douglas Adams
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:193 pages pages

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1) Reviews

  • Andrew
    May 14, 2007
    I read about 150 of 215 pages of this book, and couldn't even bring myself to finish it. I didn't find it funny, and decided to start another book I actually enjoyed reading than to plow through the end of it. ...
  • J.G. Keely
    May 28, 2009
    The universe is a joke. Even before I was shown the meaning of life in a dream at 17 (then promptly forgot it because I thought I smelled pancakes), I knew this to be true--and yet, I have always felt a need to search for the truth, that nebulous, ill-treated creature. Adams has al...
  • Jon
    Jun 29, 2007
    In my experience, readers either love Adams' books or quickly put them down. I, for example, quite literally worship the words Adams puts on the page, and have read the Hitchhiker's Trilogy so many times that I have large tracts of it memorized. But both my wife and father couldn't get...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Mar 15, 2016
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1), Douglas Adams ???????: ??????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???? ????????????? ???????: ?????? ?????? ????? ???...
  • Alejandro
    Nov 21, 2013
    Please, before anything... DON'T PANIC. This review is harmless, well mostly harmless. I think that one of the things that one has to keep in mind while reading this book is that it was written in 1979. Having this important factor in perspective, it's quite astonishing the vis...
  • Felicia
    Mar 21, 2009
    What can I say? I wish I had been in the movie, although it was bad and I guess I should be happy about NOT being in it. ...
  • Tom
    Jan 15, 2008
    Another classic. If you don't like this series, you probably put your babel fish in the wrong hole. You are the reason that human beings are only the third most intelligent species on earth behind mice and dolphins. So long, and thanks for all the fish! ...
  • Carole
    Apr 01, 2008
    I hated this book. It was required in one of my English Lit. classes in college. The time spent reading this book is time that I will never get back. I think this book may have shortened my life; it was such a waste of time. ...
  • Melina
    Apr 24, 2008
    I read this book about 51,017 times when I was in seventh grade. I wore my copy out. That was a time in my life when I very much would have preferred to belong to some alien species, trapped here through no fault of my own. Also: "The ships hung in the air in much the same way that bri...
  • Mary Elizabeth
    May 01, 2008
    I was quite afraid I wouldn't take to the book considering how many people close to me -- as well as at parties -- would rage, rage, RAGE at my never having read Hitchhiker's Guide. What would the fallout be? Would I be shanked at the next party I went to if, when asked about my liking...
  • Cecily
    Jun 19, 2010
    Hitchhiker's, volume 1. Earth is destroyed to make way for a bypass. Fortunately for Arthur Dent, his friend Ford Prefect turns out to be an alien and manages to escape, with Arthur. The plot is not bad, but it's the writing that is fantastic: Vogon ships "hung in the sky in e...
  • Stephen
    Aug 10, 2008
    What does Kim Jong-Il, a thong-wearing mechanic and this missing link furry fellow have to do with The Hitchhiker?s Guide to the Galaxy? ...you owe it to yourself and your family to find out. With the plethora of wonderful reviews already written for this book by my fellow GR...
  • Manny
    Nov 20, 2008
    They stumbled out of the Heart of Gold and looked around them. It was very quiet among the tall buildings. The ground was covered with brightly-colored objects that, from a distance, looked a little like paperback novels. Trillian picked one up. "It's a paperback novel!" she said, s...
  • J.L.   Sutton
    Feb 11, 2018
    Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is an entertaining romp through the galaxy. It's a book I've read several times (first in high school); however, after reading Kurt Vonnegut's most overtly science fiction novel, The Sirens of Titan, it almost felt like a fresh experi...
  • Carol.
    Apr 28, 2011
    Review of the audio, read by Stephen Fry: Overall, Fry earns a solid 'B+' for his rendition of the classic Hitchhiker's Guide. Fry has the perfect 'narrator' voice, and I generally enjoyed most of his character voices. Ford Prefect often has a rakish tone, his reading of Arthur Dent...
  • Emily May
    Dec 05, 2010
    This is not the best book ever written. It is unlikely to affect you on any deep emotional level and you probably won't spend sleepless nights just thinking about it. But it's a simple, humourous sci-fi adventure. It won't do something for everybody but I'm a massive fan of Douglas ...
  • Emer
    Sep 29, 2011
    "The history of every major Galactic Civilisation tends to pass through three distinct and recognisable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why and Where phases. For instance, the first phase is characterised by the question 'how can ...
  • Algernon
    Jan 21, 2014
    It's a sort of electronic book. It tells you eveything you need to know about anything. That's its job. [...] Which is exactly the sort of thing you need to know if you are an impoverished hitchhiker trying to see the marvels of the Universe for less than thirty Altairan dollars a d...
  • Henry Avila
    Dec 24, 2013
    Arthur Dent is having a bad day, his home is being demolished, a new highway bypass is needed, progress you know, it's for his own good...really, so goodbye house. On the bright side (by the way), it does not matter either. Earth too, will no longer be, soon just billions of inconseque...
  • James
    Aug 07, 2016
    From what I can tell, I'm not in the majority when it comes to rating The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I'm giving it a 3, which means I still liked it... but unfortunately, I wasn't as fond of the humor as most people are. This was a book club selection from ab...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    May 03, 2018
    This is a book I?ve been meaning to read for a very long time, but have been putting off for a number of reasons: 1) It?s honestly pretty rare that I read anything published before the 80s unless it?s classic horror. 2) It?s science fiction, which is my most hit-and-miss genre....
  • Matthew
    Jan 08, 2013
    Not sure what it was about this book that made me not like it as much as I was hoping. When I was growing up I remember watching the BBC TV show and playing the text adventure on my Commodore 64 (yes, I am getting old). Before I actually read it, lots of my friends recommended it and t...
  • Paul O'Neill
    May 23, 2016
    I can't remember laughing at a book so much! Loved, loved, loved(!!) everything about it. The delivery by Stephen Fry is outstanding also. Hugely recommend! There aren't enough superlatives to throw at this! ...
  • Will M.
    Jun 13, 2014
    This is another instance where it's daunting to write a review because the novel is well-known and loved by millions of people. As a Sci-Fi/Fantasy reader, it's embarrassing that I've only read this once, and I've waited 'till 2016 to read this. I'm glad that I can finally say that I'v...
  • Mariah
    Jan 07, 2016
    I read this book because it is my boyfriends' favorite series. I struggled with it so much. I already struggle with fantasy, and this book didn't explain what is happening thoroughly and develop the characters enough right away in the beginning. So like I said I really struggled. H...
  • Lisa
    Jun 25, 2014
    I have spent almost six hours in the delightful company of Stephen Fry, reading the satirical science fiction classic with incredible skill and humour. As I had read it before, I had to bow to Fry?s ability to speak the strange, evocative names of the characters without giving awa...
  • Alex Farrand
    Jun 15, 2017
    It is just my kind of humor, epic, ridiculous space adventure. It is one of the most quotable books I ever read. It is quotable like Step Brothers. This book is the "fucking Catalina wine mixer" of books. You guys should of heard me chuckle while walking down the street with Jacqueline...
  • Councillor
    Oct 17, 2016
    ?You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young." "Why, what did she tell you?" "I don't kn...
  • Stephan
    Apr 07, 2017
    6 shiny twinkling ?'s! Really wonderful humor, funny language, absurd imagery and fantastic characters. The most fun I've ever had with books. And audiobooks.. I had this on tape, the BBC version, and would listen to this in my car or on my walkman repeatedly. If you've ever wo...
  • Ahmed  Ejaz
    Jun 20, 2017
    ?I don?t want to die now!? he yelled. ?I?ve still got a headache! I don?t want to go to heaven with a headache, I?d be all cross and wouldn?t enjoy it! I found my love for Sci-Fi comedy when I read The Martian. And this was a good addition to my read shelf in that ac...