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Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide Series #3)

Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide Series #3)

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by Douglas Adams
     
 

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"HYSTERICAL!"
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads--so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the white killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.
They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time

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"HYSTERICAL!"
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads--so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the white killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.
They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler, who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vicepresident of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-head honcho of the Universe; and Trillian, the sexy space cadet who is torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox.
How will it all end? Will it end? Only this stalwart crew knows as they try to avert "universal" Armageddon and save life as we know it--and don't know it!
"ADAMS IS ONE OF THOSE RARE TREASURES: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading."
--The Arizona Daily Star


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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Wild satire . . . the feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes.”—Chicago Tribune

“Adams is one of those rare treasures: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading.”—Arizona Daily Star

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307496508
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/24/2008
Series:
Hitchhiker's Guide Series , #3
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
95,229
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and educated at Cambridge. He was the author of five books in the Hitchhiker’s Trilogy, including 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; and Mostly Harmless. His other works include Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency; The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul; The Meaning of Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff (with John Lloyd); and Last Chance to See (with Mark Carwardine). His last book was the bestselling collection, The Salmon of Doubt, published posthumously in May 2002.

You can find more about Douglas Adam's life and works at douglasadams.com.


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Life, the Universe And Everything 4.3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 137 reviews.
Ani_Minnick More than 1 year ago
In his comedy plus science fiction book, Life, the Universe, and Everything, Douglas Adams gives the next installment in the Hitchhiker's Guide story. Most of the book alternates between different story lines as the group has been split up in time and space, which is quite successful in keeping the reader’s attention. Adams uses humor in such a way that it not only adds to the enjoyment of the read, but actually advances the plot in some points, which is captivating to read. I tried to highlight all the best quotes in the book, and was left with a very long list. Don't let the label "science fiction" deter you; I recommend this book to anyone with or without an interest or background in science. Adams proves a very clever and truly exceptional writer. You won't be able to put this book down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Utterly hilarious and action packed to boot. While I felt it was only a pinch worse than the second one, it is still a great book. A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its all cool and froody in this book.
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42 :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a 5-book trilogy, so I find that SLaTFaTF and Mostly Harmless are optional. If you get saddened by books easily, stop here, where Marvin's alive and they only travel through space and time, not probability. It ever so slightly amazed me that this was going to be a Doctor Who novel, as Douglas Adams had written 3 of the episodes. You'll find quite a few H2G2 refences in Doctor Who, even the new series, and many Doctor Who refrences in this book. I love both, so this book was great.
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