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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | Douglas Adams
"IRRESISTIBLE!"--The Boston GlobeSeconds before the 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 begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have") and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox--the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years. Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!"[A] WHIMSICAL ODYSSEY...Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy".--Publishers Weekly
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peanutnine
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This was a reread for my bookclub. Still funny. I listened to the audiobook this time and I loved Stephen Fry's narration per usual

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jeanie49
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WHAT I THOUGHT WEDNESDAY! So, last week I broke down and read, for the first time, the 42 year old, Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy. It's been on my TBR for a long time so was it worth the wait ....

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chigh
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It's a classic that I had to re-read.

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BookwormAHN
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This was just fun. Loved it! Definitely going to continue the series 💚

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Ididsoidid
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Funny, inventive and totally illogical. Perfect escapism on a rainy Sunday. 7/10

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MatchlessMarie
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“I‘m in this picture and I don‘t like it” 😆

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BookBorg
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Funny and witty

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Jeg
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I read this 40+ years ago. I loved it and I remember laughing a lot. Found this more recent publication in an Op shop and decided to have a reread. Not a good idea. I didn't finish it . I want to remember that once I loved this book. Guess I'm not that person anymore????

CarolynM Oh dear, I loved it 40 years ago too. I‘ll just keep quoting it as appropriate and avoid the reread😆 12mo
MrsMalaprop Me too Joy & @carolynm. Loved it so much! I vow I will not reread! 12mo
Jeg @MrsMalaprop and @CarolynM I‘ve learnt a lesson, I‘ll remember the feeling but I won‘t be rereading any more loved books from my distant past. Recent maybe, but not from long long ago! 12mo
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AshRaye
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The book is absolutely ridiculous, but I enjoyed it. I think it works because it is so out there, and a lot of it doesn't even need to make sense. It was good for a laugh, though.

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perfectsinner
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Giving this a shot
Another book I've always heard a lot about, but haven't read.

CarolynM Enjoy! 14mo
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currentlyreadinginCO
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Although I've never read this book nor watched the movie version, I recognized many of the lines immediately. I found it delightful. I don't think that I'm interested enough to finish the series, but this was fun and I'm glad that I read it. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Dragon Read this years ago and loved it ! I‘ve got my towel handy 👽💚🐉 1y
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catsuit_mango
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When thee next weeks promise to be very busy, I am diving back into a favourite serie. Had to choose among 3 or 4 paper editions and chose the illustrated one for home (Ereading while out).

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claudiuo
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@TheAromaOfBooks @PuddleJumper

Finished reading:
- the tagged book (not the first time reading it, I love Douglas Adams): #Roll100 #1 pick for January and #7 in #BookChain;
- A Comedian Walks Into A Funeral Home done: my February #DoubleSpin.

These 2 reads helped me get a #BookSpinBingo for this month, I think it is the earliest I was able to do this.

PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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Addison_Reads
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This was a reread in Jan. so that I can finally read the rest of the series. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView @Andrew65

I think I enjoyed it even more on my second read. Do yourself a favor and read this book if you haven't yet.

Andrew65 A wonderful book and I love that it‘s a Trilogy in five parts 😂 Well done 👏👏👏 1y
BookNotes Great book! 1y
Ruthiella Love these books! 🚀 1y
scottcheatham One of my favorites! 1y
TheEllieMo One of my favourites of all time! 1y
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ETALTON
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Found my new favorite book. And my new favorite character. “Life, loathe it or ignore it, you can‘t like it.”

ETALTON @Vansa picked 5 winners for my January #trappedonanisland! 1y
Liatrek This has been on my TBR forever really need to read this year 🙂 1y
Vansa Super happy you like it! Who's the favourite character? Aren't so many bits rolljng-on-the-floor laughing hilarious?! 1y
ETALTON @Liatrek You should!! Pick it up when you need a good laugh. 1y
ETALTON @Vansa Marvin!! What‘s better than a manically depressed robot? Who thinks of that? I typically read dark heavy things and it took me longer than it should have to fully embrace the humor. But once I did, I was laughing out loud! 🐋 🌸 🐁 1y
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Susanita
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1. Maybe the tagged book?
2. My cat would probably say: Why is she always up in my business?
#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing ❤️🐈 2y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#Hike 🌌 👽 #NovemberNarrative 🍁🤎❤️🧡💛

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

Eggs Great cover🌟 2y
LibrarianRyan illustrated by Chris Riddell - jelly!! 2y
bookishbitch One of my all time favs. 2y
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Bluebird
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Book: tagged ⬆️, Harry Potter series, A Hat Full of Sky, House of Silk

Author: Georgette Heyer, Anthony Horowitz, Robin Hobb, Kristin Hannah

Movie: Harry Potter series, Hello Dolly, The Holiday

Singer/Group: Whitney Houston

Song: Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley), Hotel California (Eagles)

#ManicMonday

CBee Thanks for playing! 😊 2y
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RamsFan1963
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📚 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy/Douglas Adams, How High We Go In The Dark/Sequoia Nagamatsu
✒ Frank Herbert, Robert Heinlein, Dashiell Hammett
📽 Heavy Metal, Howard The Duck (yeah I know 🤣), Highlander, Home Alone
🎙 Heart ❤
🎶 Highway to Hell/AC DC, Help!/The Beatles, Hotel California/The Eagles, Hallelujah/Jeff Buckley, Holding Out For A Hero/Bonnie Tyler, Hit Me With Your Best Shot/Pat Benatar
#manicmonday #LetterH @CBee

CBee Howard the Duck 😂😂😂 I actually thought about that one. But then I remembered it kinda freaked me out 😂 2y
vivastory I *almost* chose Hitchhikers Guide. Howard the Duck. I should rewatch 😂 2y
RamsFan1963 @CBee @vivastory I'm not usually in favor of remaking my favorite movies, but I'd love to see Howard redone with today's CGI technology. Both Howard and the horrible aliens would be so much better. I'd want Lea Thompson and Tim Robbins in the remake, even if just cameos 2y
vivastory I could see a HTD remake. Speaking of adaptations, I LOVE the Hitchhiker's version featuring Martin Freeman & Sam Rockwell 2y
CBee @RamsFan1963 I would totally watch a remake! 2y
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psalva
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📖 Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
✒️ Zora Neale Hurston
🎞 The Hustler, The Hudsucker Proxy
📺 Heroes
🎸 Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison
🎼 “Heart Be Still” by Peter Straker, “Hawaiian Cowboy” by Sol Bright, “Happiness is a Warm Gun” by the Beatles #manicmonday #letterh @CBee

CBee Happy Monday and thanks for playing 😊 2y
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BenFringuello
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Just finished the first book. Absolutely hilarious. Never read anyone that thinks so out-of-the-box as Adams. Can‘t believe it took me this long to read this! I‘ve been super stressed out with grad school but I‘m finally trying to take some time to read more for pleasure. It feels like the only thing I‘ve been reading lately is counseling manuals and textbooks.

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La_Cori
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??"Oggi dev'essere giovedì" si disse Arthur chinandosi sopra la sua birra. "Non sono mai riuscito a capirli, i giovedì."

??“This must be Thursday,' said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer. 'I never could get the hang of Thursdays.”

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jitteryjane724
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"I only know as much about myself as my mind can work out under its current conditions. And its current conditions are not good."

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jitteryjane724
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I am loving this! I love the fantastical, easy-to-digest world that Adams is building. His prose keeps my heart light yet is very substantial. It's a very palatable book to unwind with after a huge period of stress for me. Thankful and excited to get more into this world.

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wideeyedreader
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A reread, and still as much fun as the first time!

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abookdragonsretreat
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Hilarious and entertaining, full of space lingo and a unique variety of settings. Definitely worth reading but I can't say there was anything exceptional about it. I really want to watch the movie now!

DisneyFan Oh I love this book. I‘m a super fan. I wonder if the movie tie in isn‘t as good as original book. 2y
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eve
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“He was wrong to think he could now forget that the big, hard, oily, dirty, rainbow-hung Earth on which he lived was a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot lost in the unimaginable infinity of the Universe.” // fanart / fancast by RhymeWithRachel

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The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy is one of the most unique sci fi stories I have ever read as unlike most sci fi stories, it's not trying to tell a massive theme or being an idea of the future, it instead tells this bizarre and funny story that is sure to make you go “Wait what!”

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singhaniashares
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Attempt #2

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One if my all time favourite books. It's one of the few that I actually like to re-read. It's wonderfully quirky, funny and clever at the same time.

Check out our discussion about it on my podcast Mind Duck Books: https://bit.ly/3EFHYMk

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For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more 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 more intelligent than man — for precisely the same reasons.

Ruthiella Exactly! 2y
CarolynM 🤣 2y
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peanutnine
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#SavvySettings Outer Space
There are so many great options for this one but had to go with a classic 👍🏻
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs 💚💙🖤 2y
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BookMaven9
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🌟🌟🌟1/2 A crazy ride through the galaxy with some quirky folks from earth and other. It‘s absurd, silly, and brilliant in places. Marvin the android is my favorite hands down. There isn‘t any way to explain the book, just go with it, don‘t overthink it you‘ll have more fun. And don‘t forget your towel.

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Tristan.Urquhart
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A hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy is a book about a survivor of earth's destruction's unwilling journey to discover outer space and the true purpose of our planet. Along the way he gets a guidebook to everything in the galaxy which gives the book its name.

If you like spacefaring science fiction novels or novels that explore humorous as well as philosophical topics, then you will adore this novel.

I give this novel a solid 9/10

Tristan.Urquhart A main theme in this book is the unknown, which appears in the novel as answers without question or questions without answers and how our humanity impedes us from understanding everything. 2y
MissYaremcio Awesome work Tristan! Such a classic! 6/6 2y
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Anna40
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Bonkers, silly and a lot of fun.

Billypar What a weird drawing of a hand👍😅 2y
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rather_be_reading
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Today's project. Reshelving these. Send help!

Andrew65 😍😍😍😍 3y
Leftcoastzen 😳😱😃 3y
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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🤣🤣🤣

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Such a strange book. Just over 50% finished with it.

IamIamIam Loved these so much! I need to get back because I fell off the wagon somewhere near the end of So Long & Thanks For All the Fish! 😁 3y
EvieBee Wow! What a creature. Loving your posts. 3y
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bcncookbookclub
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Recently traduced for the catalan,
this great sfy story that almost happens at the weekend and specially from where 42 effect started.

#catalanreading

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JoyBlue
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The middle-aged me is still every bit as delighted by this science fiction comedy as the teen me was shortly after its publication. Read my full review here: https://debbybrauer.org/#the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy

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heelsnglitter
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Finished "Hitchhiker's Guide" and it seemed like a good time for this short story.

#deweys24hourreadathon #deweysreadathon

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heelsnglitter
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#deweysreadathon Hours 1-3. I've been laying in bed, burrowed under the covers, listening to Stephen Fry's brilliant narration. It's a fun book to start with, but he just takes it to a whole other level.

#deweys24hourreadathon

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DinoMom
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Thank you @Roary47 and @Littlewolf1 for #roaringwolf September Sci-Fi month. This is the second book now that I finally got around to reading because of your challenge! Again like book 1984 this one has been on my shelf to read for many many years and just never have read it until now! This is for Warpspeed prompt.

Why did I take so long to read this book 📖 🤷🏻‍♀️

Roary47 I‘m so glad you had fun and enjoyed the challenge! 💛 3y
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