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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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 actorTogether this dynamic pa. 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 always been to me to be a welcome companion in that journey Between the search for meaning and the recognition that it s all a joke in poor taste lies Douglas Adams and luckily for us he doesn t seem to mind if you lie there with him He s a tall guy but he ll make roomFor all his crazed unpredictability Adams is a powerful rationalist His humor comes from his attempts to really think through all the things we take for granted It turns out it takes little than a moment s uestioning to burst our preconceptions at the seams yet rarely does this stop us from treating the most ludicrous things as if they were perfectly reasonableIt is no surprise that famed atheist Richard Dawkins found a friend and ally in Adams What is surprising is that people often fail to see the rather consistent and reasonable philosophy laid out by Adams uips and absurdities His approach is much personable and less embittered than Dawkins which is why I think of Adams as a better face for rational materialism which is a polite was of saying atheism Reading his books it s not hard to see that Dawkins is tired of arguing with uninformed idiots who can t even recognize when a point has actually been made Adams humanism however stretched much further than the contention between those who believe and those who don tWe see it from his protagonists who are not elitist intellectuals they re not even especially bright but damn it they re trying By showing a universe that makes no sense and having his characters constantly uestion it Adams is subtly hinting that this is the natural human state and the fact that we laugh and sympathize shows that it must be trueIt s all a joke it s all ridiculous The absurdists might find this depressing but they re just a bunch of narcissists anyhow Demanding the world make sense and give you purpose is rather self centered when it already contains toasted paninis attractive people in bathing suits and Euler s Identity I say let s sit down at the bar with the rabbi the priest and the frog and try to get a song going Or at least recognize that it s okay to laugh at ourselves now and again It s not the end of the worldIt s just is a joke but some of us are in on it

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An Zaphod's girlfriend formally Tricia McMillan whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin a paranoid brilliant and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years. 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

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Ir begin a journey through space aided by uotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have and a galaxy full of fellow travelers Zaphod Beeblebrox the two headed three armed ex hippie and totally out to lunch president of the galaxy; Trilli. It s not you it s me well maybe it s also youUnfortunately this book wasn t for me Some of the humor I liked but it was too absurd for me and it was too slow to really startI wish I had liked it as much as everyone else but it definitely didn t make it to my favorite books of all time listUPDATE I finally figured out what was my issue with this book There s a French movie called Rrrrrrr similar humour to Monty Pyton and I ve had way fun using the jokes out of context with friends than I did actually watching the movie Recommending it was always a bit weird because it s just an okay movie but the jokes are funny afterwards This summarizes exactly how I feel about this book


About the Author: Douglas Adams

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series Hitchhiker's began on radio and developed into a trilogy of five books which sold than fifteen million copies during his lifetime as well as a television series a comic book series a computer game and a feature film that was completed after Adams' death The series has also been adapted for live theatre using various scripts; the earliest such productions used material newly written by Adams He was known to some fans as Bop Ad after his illegible signature or by his initials DNAIn addition to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams wrote or co wrote three stories of the science fiction television series Doctor Who and served as Script Editor during the seventeenth season His other written works include the Dirk Gently novels and he co wrote two Liff books and Last Chance to See itself based on a radio series Adams also originated the idea for the computer game Starship Titanic which was produced by a company that Adams co founded and adapted into a novel by Terry Jones A posthumous collection of essays and other material including an incomplete novel was published as



10 thoughts on “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  1. says:

    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 tr

  2. says:

    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 being

  3. says:

    In my experience readers either love Adams' books or uickly put them down I for example uite 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 past book one the former because she found it too silly and the latter because he found the writing to be about the author's personalit

  4. says:

    I am not one of those who think this is the best book ever written It does not affect me on any deep emotional level and this kind of uirky sc

  5. says:

    It's not you it's me well maybe it's also youUnfortunately this book wasn't for me Some of the humor I liked but it was too absurd for me and it was too slow to really startI wish I had liked it as much as everyone else but it definitely didn't make it to my favorite books of all time listUPDATE I finally figured out what was my issue with t

  6. says:

    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 revi

  7. says:

    Please before anything DON'T PANIC This review is harmless well mostly harmlessI 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 facto

  8. says:

    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

  9. says:

    35 starsClever witty but not to me a laugh out loud sort of funnyIt is however an excellent little book about the absurdity of our place in the universe And definitely worth reading at least once The characters are all obnoxious and silly in the best way possible and so is the plot but for the life of me I can't think of a way to describe

  10. says:

    I hated this book It was reuired 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

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