The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a novel that began its life as a radio show. This book was one of the funniest and original books I’ve read in a long time! It’s a book that has more than all the good things I’ve heard about it.


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is still getting a lot of attention from a broad audience. The narrative, characters and comic stance, as well as its intriguing subject, will be there for a long time. There is even a special day after the author’s death, which was revealed to commemorate him; 25 May, the Towel Day. During this day, all readers carry a towel with them. Those of you who read the book already know how vital the towel is to a hitchhiker. Those who did not read it should get curious and get the book and start reading. Believe me; you will never regret it!

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

This novel has a huge fan base all over the world, so it is highly typical; there is also a film. There is Zooey Deschanel, Martin Freeman, Mos Def and Sam Rockwell play the fantastic characters.

Finally, this is an excellent book in every aspect. I don’t think I’ve read another book like this. The author’s creativity is so harmonious with comic narration and unusual characters. Reading Douglas Adams’ other books is a must after this. He is officially addictive. You should start reading this exquisite author with this book. The rest will surely follow. Enjoy!

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

About the book: 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 actor.

Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes 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 travellers: Zaphod Beeblebrox–the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, 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.

Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don’t forget to bring a towel!


About the author: Douglas Adams

Douglas Noel Adams was an English author, screenwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist. Adams was author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a “trilogy” of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a video game, and in 2005 a feature film.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

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