The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

By Douglas Adams

  • Release Date: 1989-09-02
  • Genre: Adventure
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 739 Ratings)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book World

SOON TO BE A HULU SERIES • Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of the original radio show on which the book was based.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

Together, this dynamic pair began a journey through space aided by a galaxyful of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox—the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian (formerly Tricia McMillan), Zaphod’s girlfriend, whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he’s bought over the years.

Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? For all the answers, stick your thumb to the stars!

Praise for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“A whimsical oddyssey . . . Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy.”Publishers Weekly

“Irresistable!”The Boston Globe

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User reviews about this book

  • Interesting enough to continue the series

    By Flash Bunny
    I picked up this book to finally explore reason behind the cultural phenomenon it has become. The story starts off pretty interesting, the concepts explored are intriguing, characters are meh, but considering this is part 1 of 5 (or 6), I am looking forward to continue to series.
  • If you haven’t already read this-

    By Mr nopantsdance
    I envy your journey into these pages.
  • :)

    By wolfm2540
    I'm dying of laughter. Instant 42/10. The people that criticize it just don't understand the humor-this is one of the best books I've ever read.
  • Not entertaining

    By sid boi
    Nothing happened. Like it was a bunch of build up for nothing.
  • Cover looks solid. So far so good. Glass half full guy, over-an-out

    By MikeE738
    To be continued...
  • An old favorite

    By Cleo cat
    My parents shared this book with me as a teen. I love the crazy characters and their wild adventures! So much better than the new movie!

    By Fuzzy_Hotdog
    Stop!!! I almost dropped my croissant!!!
  • Favorite

    By Claypoolgd
    Literally, my favorite books of all time!
  • Boring

    By Doodles4223
    Book was very slow characters are not super fun too much made up stuff
  • This is one of my favorite books

    By Iytdtuiftufo
    My friend recommended this to me and I absolutely loved it. Now I'm only 11, but I just couldn't put it down. The jokes were hilarious, the storytelling was great, and it was perfectly paced. Would definitely read the entire series.

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