The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy A Trilogy in Five

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy A Trilogy in Five

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy A Trilogy in Five Parts [Reading] ➿ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy A Trilogy in Five Parts ➶ Douglas Adams – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 The Guide to the Galaxy eBook ´ Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy The Restaurant Guide to Kindle Ø 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 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy PDF \ blown away you found yourself hitching a ride on The Hitchhiker's PDF \ a spaceship with your buddy as a traveling companionIt 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 Hitchhiker's Guide to PDF/EPUB ¼ 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 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy PDF \ 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.


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

  1. Manuel Antão Manuel Antão says:

    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewSonnet 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


  2. Cecily Cecily says:

    The first two are fantastic in the literal and collouial 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 uite bright but the day was hazy and vague Hitchhiker's Place in My LifeThis section was added after an epiphany which prompted me to make my reviews personalThese 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 levelThe 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 uotes from each of the five books as followsHitchhiker'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 ThingHitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #6 by Eoin Colfer


  3. Shine Story Shine Story says:

    Well that was an adventureOverall I really enjoyed this series and it was fun having all five books in one large collection Douglas Adams has such an effortless writing style with easily added humour I never felt bored reading this series and I can't say that I've ever read anything like it Marvin the paranoid android was a highlight for me but all of the characters were fun in their own ways I didn't love the last two books as much as the first three but I would recommend the whole series nonetheless


  4. Emilie Emilie says:

    This mammoth of a book was a hell of an undertaking After being harassed into reading it for 25 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 spacetime continuumI 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 tvEveryone goes on about how genius it is the humour the imagination the non seuitors 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 uite 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 40I 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


  5. Gearóid Gearóid says:

    Just brilliantSo clever and original and funnySorry I did not read this when I was a teenager asonly now I realise why all my friends were talking about it


  6. Debbie Zapata Debbie Zapata says:

    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 easyThe second was sueezyThe third got stuck in my throatSo 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 suished over the yearsThe 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 goingI 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


  7. Vanessa Vanessa 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. Nils | nilsreviewsit Nils | nilsreviewsit 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 sarcasmThe 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


  9. Håvard Bamle Håvard Bamle 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 aa 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 uite a lot


  10. Janet Forster Janet Forster 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 androidI 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 uite a commitment Well worth it in my opinion This is one of my favourite uotes 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


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

  1. Manuel Antão Manuel Antão says:

    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewSonnet 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

  2. Cecily Cecily says:

    The first two are fantastic in the literal and collouial 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 uite bright but the day was hazy and vague Hitchhiker's Place in My LifeThis section was added after an epiphany which prompted me to make my reviews personalThese 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 levelThe 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 uotes from each of the five books as followsHitchhiker'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 ThingHitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #6 by Eoin Colfer

  3. Shine Story Shine Story says:

    Well that was an adventureOverall I really enjoyed this series and it was fun having all five books in one large collection Douglas Adams has such an effortless writing style with easily added humour I never felt bored reading this series and I can't say that I've ever read anything like it Marvin the paranoid android was a highlight for me but all of the characters were fun in their own ways I didn't love the last two books as much as the first three but I would recommend the whole series nonetheless

  4. Emilie Emilie says:

    This mammoth of a book was a hell of an undertaking After being harassed into reading it for 25 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 spacetime continuumI 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 tvEveryone goes on about how genius it is the humour the imagination the non seuitors 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 uite 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 40I 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

  5. Gearóid Gearóid says:

    Just brilliantSo clever and original and funnySorry I did not read this when I was a teenager asonly now I realise why all my friends were talking about it

  6. Debbie Zapata Debbie Zapata says:

    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 easyThe second was sueezyThe third got stuck in my throatSo 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 suished over the yearsThe 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 goingI 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

  7. Vanessa Vanessa 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. Nils | nilsreviewsit Nils | nilsreviewsit 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 sarcasmThe 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

  9. Håvard Bamle Håvard Bamle 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 aa 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 uite a lot

  10. Janet Forster Janet Forster 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 androidI 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 uite a commitment Well worth it in my opinion This is one of my favourite uotes 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

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