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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

September 17, 2009
By Zero_K DIAMOND, Moosic, Pennsylvania
Zero_K DIAMOND, Moosic, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's no fun if you're not insane, otherwise you grow up to be an accountant." -Moi

Would you like to know the Answer? The answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything? Or better yet, how about the actual question? The Hitch Hiker's Galaxy by Douglas Adams can give you that and more. It tells the tale of Arthur Dent, who escapes Earth just seconds before it's destroyed by hitching a lift on a Vogon constructor fleet with his not-of-this-world friend that hoopy Ford Prefect, a roving researcher for the Guide. They meet up with President of the Galaxy, Zaphod Beeblebrox and Trillian, formerly Tricia McMillan in the stolen spaceship the Heart of Gold and with the help of the Improbability Drive, travel through hyperspace in search of the Ultimate Question. It also tells the story of “a wholly remarkable book”.

“Not only is it [the Guide] a wholly remarkable book, it is also a highly successful one–more popular than the Celestial Home Care Omnibus, better selling than Fifty-Three More Things to do in Zero Gravity, and more controversial than Oolon Coluphid's trilogy of philosophical blockbusters, Where God Went Wrong, Some More of God's Greatest Mistake, and Who is This God Person Anyway?

“The Hitch Hiker's Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian works in two important respects.

“First, it is slightly cheaper; and second, it has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover.

So before you blast off, be sure to remember your Hitch Hiker's Guide, avoid Vogon poetry at all costs, and never EVER, forget where your towel is.

The author's comments:
This my favorite book ever, in fact, it is the first book of favorite series ever. So read it. I mean-please read it...or else.

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on Sep. 14 2010 at 7:47 pm
ThatClarinetPerson SILVER, Tequesta, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Life. Don't talk to me about life."
~Marvin the Paranoid Android (from the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series)
Statistical analysis suggests that i am probably in tune with someone
(hahahahaha! I love this cause i'm never ever ever in tune >o

totally hoopy, man XDDDDDDDD oh jeez. i love these books so much.

on Jun. 13 2010 at 4:07 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Lol I LOVE that book, I read it too.  It's all just so ridiculous that it's good.  And you had a really funny review.:)

Btw, will you check out my work and comment on it?