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

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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, symbolizing as it does the ...
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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.

No less a mission than preventing the destruction of the universe hurtles Arthur Dent and company through their third uproarious romp in space and time. "Wild satire . . . The reckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes."--Chicago Tribune. Previously published by Pocket Books.

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“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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345391827
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Series: Hitchhiker's Guide Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 94,338
  • Lexile: 1080L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.88 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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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  • Posted May 21, 2014

    In his comedy plus science fiction book, Life, the Universe, and

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Best hoopy/froody book around

    Its all cool and froody in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    Ylo

    A love the feeling of sex

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    I should be lucky enough to go mad.

    42 :D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Just... wow.

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    Wow

    I had no idea there was more than one book of that this is so awesome

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

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    Classic of Sci-Fi Comedy

    A classic entry into the Hitchhiker trilogy. All of the characters that readers of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe are back in a thrilling and funny adventure to prevent the end of the universe. Like the first two books, it is filled with Adams' humorous asides of high strangeness in the universe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2006

    Confusing Book

    Life, the Universe and Everything was very confusing to me . I thought it was confusing because there was a lot of time traveling in it. I also had a hard time understanding were every body was. There were also parts I uderstood really good. Over all the book was really good. I think everybody should read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2006

    AN AMAZINGLY AMAZING BOOK ON CD

    THIS BOOK ON CD ISN'T GREAT, IT ISN'T AMAZING, IT'S AMAZINGLY AMAZING. QUOTED BY ZAPHOD BEEBLEBROX, A CHARACTER FROM THE BOOK, BUT I THINK THE FRASE FITS THE BOOK.(ON CD.)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2005

    Life, the Universe and Everything 3

    More roundabout adventures of Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect as they try and save the galaxy from evil out of this world creatures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2005

    Definitely hoopy

    I laughed so much while I was reading this book. People kept giving me weird looks, like, Why is that girl laughing so much? And also, Why is that girl throwing herself at the ground and mising? You should all go out and read this book. And also, you're all jerks. (That's from ole Wowbagger.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2004

    I love the Universe

    Life, the Universe and Everything was interesting to follow the first two. The main theme is obvious same the universes, unlike in the other books it was kind of hidden under what was going on in them. The book was great with the whole time traveling. Plus you get to see what happens to every character one at a time then they all come together at the end to complete a nice third book. I would have to say I like this book for the plot twists. Also I like how it flowed with the other books nicely unlike some, trilogies if you will, done have a lot to do with each other just the characters. You find out more about the white robots and cricket.... This book, its great... sorry but I believe it is. It doesn¿t follow the typical style of book writing most people are used too. But I loved the couch (you¿ll see why if you read the book), also that poor rabbit... so sad. This and many other interesting twist¿s and turns await you in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2004

    I Loved It.

    I read it when I was 12 years old and back then I Loved It. Now I have a 11 year old and I am 35.My 11 year old is reading it and loves it so far. I would recommend it to anyone that wants to have a good time while reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2002

    Amazing and Hilarious

    Douglas Adams is one of the only authors classifed as science fiction that I really really like to read. The man is absolutely brilliant.

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