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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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Why is it a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes?
How the planet Krikkit, hostile to anything that is not Krikkit, comes to be encased in a Slo-time envelope...
Why Arthur Dent has such an urgent wish to return the Ashes to Lord's Cricket Ground, and why a can of Greek olive oil becomes his most prized possession,

Overview

Why is it a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes?
How the planet Krikkit, hostile to anything that is not Krikkit, comes to be encased in a Slo-time envelope...
Why Arthur Dent has such an urgent wish to return the Ashes to Lord's Cricket Ground, and why a can of Greek olive oil becomes his most prized possession, symbolizing as it does the oneness of things...

How the Campaign for Real Time is determined to reverse the erosion of the differences between one century and antoher caused by easy time travel...

All these mysteries and more come to light in this, the second volume of the Hitchhiker trilogy. Follow Arthur Dent on a day which begins with his visit from Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged (whose goal is to insult everyone in the universe - alphabetically) and ends with the Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth - which turns out to have entirely too much to do with frogs.

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author DOUGLAS ADAMS enjoyed amazing success on both sides of the Atlantic in radio, television, theater, and spoken-word audio. He authored the bestselling Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy that sold over 14 million copies worldwide, as well as the other four titles in that trilogy (yes there are 5 in this trilogy). He also wrote the bestselling titles Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and Long-Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. In May, 2001, Douglas Adams passed away unexpectedly, leaving millions of fans worldwide. The Salmon of a Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time is the treasure he left behind on the hard drive of his beloved Macintosh. Look for each of these classic titles from New Millennium Audio.

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:
9780345391827
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Series:
Hitchhiker's Guide Series, #3
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
66,357
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.62(d)
Lexile:
1080L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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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