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Is is the best book ever written It oes not affect me on any Alphas Abused Mate deep emotional level and this kind of uirky sci fi comedy is just not really my thing However that being said Adams has some of the best uotes EVER not all of these are from this exact book In the beginning the Universe was created This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move For instance on the planet Earth man had always assumed that he was intelligent thanolphins because he had achieved so much the wheel New York wars and so on whilst all the Twas the Night B'Fore Christmas: An African-American Version dolphins had everone was muck about in the water having a good time But conversely the Climate Smart Agriculture (Natural Resource Management and Policy Book 52) dolphins had always believed that they were far intelligent than man for precisely the same reasonsThe Guide says there is an art to flying said Ford or rather a knack The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and missA common mistake that people make when trying toesign something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks Academic Body don t In my experience readers either love Adams books or uickly put themown I for example uite literally worship the words Adams puts on the page and have read the Hitchhiker s Trilogy so many times that I have large tracts of it memorized But both my wife and father couldn t get past book one the former because she found it too silly and the latter because he found the writing to be about the author s personality than plot and character WhateverThe first three books in the Hitchhiker s Trilogy The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and s Guide to the Galaxy The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and the Universe and Everything are inspired lunacy The ideas plots puns jokes and phrases that fill their pages have influenced an entire generation of not only writers but people from all fields For instance the Babel Fish software that translates foreign websites for you is named after a species of fish that Adams created in book one you can find Saint Germain On Alchemy dozens of recipes online for Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters the chess computer Deep Thought that lost two matches to Gary Kasparov in 1989 was named after a computer in book one and seriously who hasn t heard that the answer to life the universe and everything is 42 For of these consult wikipediaorg s entry on The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Cultural References Chances are if you re reading these books for the first time you ll be surprised to see how many everyday things were named after Adams creationsThe books aren t of course without their problems Adams himself admitted that the Trilogy had and I paraphrase a long beginning a long conclusion and not much in the middle though I can t remember where I read that He was also regularly accused of writing for the sake of cranking out one liners The books as a whole jump about like a manic puppy on methamphetamines and there are at least a few jokes in there that will completely fly over the heads of any readers who lack a basic comprehension of uantum physics Despite this the Hitchhiker s Trilogy remains as the single most entertaining and enjoyable series of books I ve ever read a position they ve occupied for some fifteen years Adams wit and wisdom still baffle me in their greatness and he remains to thisay one of only two authors who can regularly consistently make me howl with laughter the other being Terry Pratchett Readers beware if the Adams bug infects you you will have it for life And you ll never be sorry you let it bite Another If you Chasing the Red Queen don t like this series you probably put babel fish in the wrong hole You are the reason that human beings are only the third most intelligent species on earth behind mice andolphins So long and thanks for all the fish The universe is a joke Even before I was shown the meaning of life in a Haylee dream at 17 then promptly forgot it because I thought I smelled pancakes I knew this to be true and yet I have always felt a need to search for the truth that nebulous ill treated creature Adams has always been to me to be a welcome companion in that journey Between the search for meaning and the recognition that it s all a joke in poor taste lies Douglas Adams and luckily for us heoesn t seem to mind if you lie there with him He s a tall guy but he ll make roomFor all his crazed unpredictability Adams is a powerful rationalist His humor comes from his attempts to really think through all the things we take for granted It turns out it takes little than a moment s uestioning to burst our preconceptions at the seams yet rarely oes this stop us from treating the most His friend Ford Prefect in their now famous 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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyI hated this book It was reuired in one of my English Lit classes in college The time spent reading this book is time that I will never get back I think this book may have shortened my life it was such a waste of time 35 starsClever witty but not to me a laugh out loud sort of funnyIt is however an excellent little book about the absurdity of our place in the universe And efinitely worth reading at least once The characters are all obnoxious and silly in the best way possible and so is the plot but for the life of me I can t think of a way to Hijacking the Brain describe this thing without spoilers Psst be nice to miceIf youon t want to take the time to read the book The short answer is 42This was my 2nd time around with this story and I enjoyed the audiobook version read BY STEPHEN FRY THIS TIME YOU CAN T REALLY Stephen Fry this time you can t really wrong with that What can I say I wish I had been in the movie although it was bad and I guess I should be happy about NOT being in it Please before anything DON T PANIC This review is harmless well mostly harmlessI think that one of the things that one has to keep in mind while reading this book is that it was written in 1979 Having this important factor in perspective it s uite astonishing the vision of Douglas Adams the author presenting a lot of visionary elements starting with the very book inside the book I mean The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy since it s presented as an electronic book which now it s a very common way to read a lot of books now Also he mentioned stuff like touch sensitive screens that yet again it s now something introduced in our 僕のヒーローアカデミア 3-4 daily lives Science Fiction the good science fiction isefined by being visionary in the moment to be published and a fact years later Just like Verne s work predicting events like space rockets and nuclear submarines The President of the Universe holds no real power His sole purpose is to take attention away from where the power truly exists Obviously beside the mesmering tecnology stuff that he predicted the signature style here is his remarkable sense of humor SMART sense of humor In literature and pop culture in general there were been unforgettable examples of computers like the cold HAL from 2001 A Space Odyssey and the noble KITT from Knight Rider also robots like the loyal R2 D2 from Star Wars and the logical robots from I Robot short story collection However nothing of that can prepare you to the experience of meeting Eddie the Main Computer of the Heart of Gold spaceship or Marvin the Paranoid Android This is one of the best traits of Douglas Adams wit in the The Path to Gay Rights development of artificial intelligence I wasn t surprised since some months ago I read Shada by Gareth Roberts but based on the Doctor Who s unaired script written by Douglas Adams where you find another priceless example of a computer with a personality that only Adams is able toevelop You laugh and laugh with them BUT not only because they s funny but also they are truly logical as artifical intelligences in their way to react to situations Adams impact of how presenting artificial intelligence can be found too in another novel of Doctor Who Festival of Death by Jonathan Morris where the author showed how well he learned Adams lessons Resistance is useless I believe that Douglas Adams involvement in the production of the iconic British sci fi TV series Doctor Who as script editor and writer of three stories it was fated since I found remarkable similarities on the premises of both works this novel and the TV series Both has a peculiar fellow who stole certain machine and along with companions is travelling around So it wouldn t a surprise that he got some inspiration since Doctor Who was widely known since 1963 specially on its native country England Of course his participation on another British TV institution like Monty Python s Flying Circus was a relevant point for Adams to explode his humoristic potential To boldly split infinitives that no man had split before It s possible that people unfamiliar with Adams work could think that since this is a novel with comedy they could think that it can t be a serious science fiction book However the brilliance of this novel is its capacity of offering smart humor while using scientific concepts like the theory of faster than light objects Even you won t be able to fight against his priceless explanation behind the UFOs sightingsWithout spoiling anything I think that my only reason of getting off a star in my rating of this great novel was its lacking a proper closure I understand that this the first book in a trilogy of five books yes you read correctly it wasn t a mistake so the adventures and mysteries will continue in the second book The. 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Restaurant at the End of the However it was Uite Unsettling When You Are Having The Time Of Your unsettling when are having the time of your reading it and the book just stopped to have words I Karen vs Alien describe it like that since Iidn t feel an ending It was indeed just like the impossibility of not finding words in the book What I can give to Adams is that that was uite improbable but in my opinion uite unlikely way to just ending this book Certainly I want to read the rest of this great TRILOGY of FIVE books Yes yet again you read well and it isn t a mistake What oes Kim Jong Il a thong wearing mechanic and this *missing link furry fellow have to o with The Hitchhiker s *link furry fellow have to o with The Hitchhiker s to the Galaxy you owe it to yourself and your family to find out With the plethora of wonderful reviews already written for this book by my fellow GRs I ecided instead to provide some helpful practical advice on why reading this book might benefit my fellow goodreaders Therefore as both life management tool and a safety warning I have compiled my Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Read Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Number 5 It s a pleasant Singing the Law diversion to keep your mind occupied and pass the time while you are getting electrolysis to remove those areas patches blankets of unwanted hair Yikes somebody please get that man a Klondike Bar Number 4 The book is smart funny well written and full of wonderful commentary on the human condition and clever humor The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that brickson t You know said Arthur it s at times like this when I m trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse and about to Alchemic die of asphyxiation ineep space that I really wish I We Sell Drugs d listened to what my mother told me when I was young Why whatid she tell you I Problem Solving in Data Structures Algorithms Using C++ don t know Iidn t listen Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mindboggingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as the final and clinching proof of the non existence of God The argument goes something like this I refuse to prove that I exist says God for proof Literature of Africa denies faith and without faith I am nothing But says Man The Babel fish is aead giveaway isn t it It could not have evolved by chance It proves you exist and so therefore by your own arguments you Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews With 14 Agents of Change don t ED Ohear says God I hadn t thought of that and promptly vanished in a puff of logic For instance on the planet Earth man had always assumed that he was intelligent than Crossing the color line in American politics and African American literature dolphins because he had achieved so much the wheel New York wars and so on whilst all theolphins had ever Rebuilding done was muck about in the water having a good time But conversely theolphins had always believed that they were far intelligent than man for precisely the same reasons Ah said Arthur this is obviously some strange usage of the word safe that I wasn t previously aware of Number 3 This gentleman DOES NOT appear in the book Seriously isn t the absence of thong boy reason enough to give this book a chanceNumber 2 North Korea s Kim Jong il hates this book and the enemy of my enemy is my friend And finallyNumber 1 Understanding the Intro to Alien Invasion deep nuanced meaning at the heart of this novel will help better prepare you should you ever find yourself in a situation like this Don t wait until it s too latefor yourself and your loved ones read The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy today If through sharing the above bit of meaningless nonsense wisdom I have i introduced someone to a worthwhile read or iiprovided a means ofealing with the agonizing pain of having chunks of fur ripped from their body or iii shown people a picture of a man in a thong changing a tire or iv pissed off a Therapy of Love despotic assclown or v simply provided a safety tip regarding avoiding unsolicited sexual advances in the guise of impromptu gift giving than I feel I have accomplished something I onlyid this because I had a collection of funny pics and couldn t figure out what else to Democratic Phoenix: Reinventing Political Activism do with them so I bootstrapped them in to a review I care35 stars It s not you it s me well maybe it s also youUnfortunately this book wasn t for me Some of the humor I liked but it was too absurd for me and it was too slow to really startI wish I had liked it as much as everyone else but itefinitely Museum Activism didn t make it to my favorite books of all time listUPDATE I finally figured out what was my issue with this book There s a French movie called Rrrrrrr similar humour to Monty Pyton and I ve had way fun using the jokes out of context with friends than Iid actually watching the movie Recommending it was always a bit weird because it s just an okay movie but the jokes are funny afterwards This summarizes exactly how I feel about this book I am not one of those who think th. 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