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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts chapter 1 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts, meaning The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts, genre The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts, book cover The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts, flies The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts 99c892a784dc3 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 DentAn 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 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 Seconds Of Air In Their Lungs And The Odd Of Being Picked Up By Another Ship , To Against, The Pair Are Scooped Up By The Only Ship In The Universe Powered By The Infinite Improbability DriveBut 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 BistroArthur 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 TeaReady Or Not, Arthur Dent Is In For One Hell Of A Ride


10 thoughts on “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts

  1. says:

    If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Sonnet 42 The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsThe way I probably mistakenly see it, the answer 42 represents a view of cheery perfection It s almost as though it is trying to be as divisible as possible simply to be helpful Even its name is annoyingly perky It is the number which represents what the established order notably religion has told us represents the universe It is the number of order, sense and reason Neither 6 nor 9 nor 54 are particularly welcoming numbers Douglas Adams seems to like this view of the world Just like Sirius Cybernetics, we re sold the idea of something being perfect and flawless whereas we all know even if we are reluctant to truly accept it that the reality does not match it.


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    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 Aggressively uninterested Slartibartfast One of the least benightedly unintelligent organic lifeforms it has been my profound lack of pleasure not be able to avoid meeting I think Boris adapted that one it makes as much sense as the sea being parallel the future is just the same old stuff in faster cars and smellier air the sun was quite bright but the day was hazy and vague Hitchhiker s Place in My Life This section was added after an epiphany, which prompted me to make my reviews personal These have a strong hold on my heart, having enjoyed them in different forms at different stages in my life My first encounters were in my final years of boarding school I heard much of the original BBC radio series and loved them I read the books as soon as they came out, saw the TV series mostly the same cast as the radio and saw a stage version that was the funniest and most anarchic thing I d ever seen in a theatre They remained deeply ingrained in my mind, closely entwined with fond memories of school I reread them occasionally Then a film version came out it wasn t as good, but opened the door of the books to my son, so I enjoyed them in a new way, followed, a few years later, by a new stage version, by which time my son was a young adult, and enjoying it at a new level.The Answer is 42Of course, 6 x 9 is NOT 42 except in base 13 But Adams claims not to have known that Reviews of Books in the seriesBrief summary and favourite quotes from each of the five books, as follows Hitchhiker s Guide vol 1 at the End of Universe vol 2 the Universe and Everything vol 3 Long, and Thanks for all the Fish vol 4 Harmless vol 5 Another Thing Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy, 6 , by Eoin Colfer


  3. says:

    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 toand 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 give it up it got better again Then when I noticed how much into it I was, it dipped and was simply ridiculous to the point of annoying me and toying with the idea of throwing it out the window or at the tv.Everyone goes on about how genius it is, the humour, the imagination, the non sequitors etc., but it seemed full of nonsense in some bits and almost as if Adams had no mental filter, thus resulting in verbal diarrhoea Some parts are quite humorous but it rapidly descends into silliness and after about 300 pages of this roller coaster, it is soul destroying As soon as I ve reached this conclusion it gets much better and I feel like I ve been too harsh and my interest is maintained for 60 pages only to be thrown about again for another 40.I can see how the Hitch Hiker s Guide can be so absolutely loved by many, but in all sincerity it is not my cup of tea.


  4. says:

    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


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    When I was little my Dad used to recite an unusual poem every so often I don t remember why, but I do remember it gave my brother and I the giggles It concerned a person who felt no one liked him, and he decided to go eat worms I ll spare you the entire piece, the important part is the following The first one was easy,The second was squeezy.The third got stuck in my throat So why is that important Because I m afraid that was my reaction to this omnibus edition of the five books in The Hitchhiker s Trilogy I liked The Hitchhiker s Guide To The Galaxy a lot Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect were caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, but due to than a few amazing coincidences they survived the destruction of planet Earth, and with the help of The Guide they set off to see what they would be able to do with themselves next I laughed, I congratulated myself on having just bought a brand new towel, and I wondered if perhaps during my long ago first reading this was where I picked up my fondness for the number 42 I also sent out telepathic apologies for all the mice I have squished over the years.The next book, The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe, was still entertaining, but I had the feeling that Adams was trying too hard to be clever here, and those strange yet wonderful coincidences began to appear too regularly I did not like this one nearly as much as I expected too, but I still wanted to see what Ford and Arthur would do next, so I kept going.I got stuck with Life, The Universe And Everything Same reasons as I just mentioned and on top of that the characters were all separated at one point so we had to start jumping not only through time and space but from point of view to someone else s point of view and that Trying Too Hard thing showed up even as well I started to skim Never a good sign I kept skimming, never really paying enough attention to find out what happened to our daring duo, and I must admit I don t really care any I have at least 42 other books I want to read so I m throwing in the towel on this one.


  6. says:

    The first book was brilliant Loved the sarcastic and silly tone to it Arthur is a really good character to showcase how humans can find anything outside their own world totally incomprehensible Ford Prefect also provided so much comedy with him trying to explain things to Arthur Especially as Ford had no concept of sarcasm The second book The Restaurant at the End of the Universe to be honest lost me a bit I was glad the characters I loved from the first book were still in it, like my favourite, Marvin the Paranoid Android, and the banter was still really spot on between them, but the plot completely lost me It all became too confusing and took me a while to read Douglas Adams has this tendency to explain or make fun of things that I personally found were not really related to the main story, they just made a good joke I appreciate that it s entertaining, but for me it pulled me out of the story and I just kept skimming parts to just get to the point I ll probably read the rest of the books when I m in the mood for it and have time to concentrate on it.


  7. says:

    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.


  8. says:

    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 destruction by leaving some time prior with Zaphod Beeblebrox, 2 headed president of the galaxy, and Marvin, the morose android.I read this book for the first time at University while studying for a BMUS many years ago It brought back many vivid memories all of those interesting conversations about the meaning of life, the universe and everything This is definitely the author who whet my appetite for the absurd Brilliant, super imaginative writing What an awesome mind he had Note if reading the complete trilogy in five parts be prepared to make quite a commitment Well worth it in my opinion This is one of my favourite quotes from the book For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much the wheel, New York, wars and so on whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far intelligent than man for precisely the same reasons Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy


  9. says:

    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 human capacity, but a truly infinite universe does not adhere to such limitations In an infinite universe there is infinite absurdity The Hitch Hiker s Guide thus proposes to us there may not be a universal logos which determines all things, and that would explain quite a lot.


  10. says:

    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 again paying special attention to my favourite bits And then I read it again to see if I missed anything else.To be fair the book isnt uniformly funny The last two episodes So Long and Thanks for all the Fish and Mostly Harmless are rather weak and you ocassionally have to strain a muscle trying to find something humorous.If the first 3 episodes were a lavish banquet with a 3 course meal and good vintage wine, the last two are like taking all the leftovers and baking a pie out of the lot.But on the whole the book deserves 4 stars Its a talent to make people laugh And with this book the laughs just keep on coming.


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