The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide

Five Complete Novels and One Story , #0.5 - 5

Leather Bound, 815 pages

English language

Published Nov. 1, 2005 by Gramercy Books.

ISBN:
978-0-517-22695-7
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OCLC Number:
835770007

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5 stars (187 reviews)

This is the collection of all five of the books in Douglas Adams' famous galaxy exploring trilogy. It follows Arthur Dent and his friends as they travel around the Milky Way meeting strange new cultures and having many entertaining adventures in the search for the meaning of life.

Contains: The Hitch Hiker'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 Harmless Young Zaphod Plays it Safe

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Review of "The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Been a while since I read this whopper of a collection, but from what I recall while the writing was snappy and the absurdities very inventive and creative, the stories themselves were more like collectives of vignettes and funny anecdotes than a deep, evolving plot intended to challenge the cast. By the time it was wrapped up, everything and everyone was worn out and tired, as was I. Probably sticking to the first 1-3 of this series is the sweet spot where everything is new, interesting, and you realize the cast might have a chance to evolve. Afterwards, it goes downhill.

Review of "The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Coloquei este livrinho como lido porque foi daqui que li a história "Young Zaphod Plays It Safe" que só foi editada aqui e noutras coletâneas. Sinceramente não é nada de muito especial, não fica assim nada na memória da mesma. Mantenho a avaliação de 4 devido ao conjunto dos outros livros.

Review of "The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

I now get the jokes and understand the references, but to get there I had to go through a long journey. Hitchicker's Guide to the Galaxy was an enjoyable book but I found most of the stories to be incoherent, written by a imaginative author with extreme ADHD and hey, why is my hair on fire? The beauty of the books may be that you do go all over the Galaxy, but it made it challenging to follow along as you go from one time travelling couch to a floating party boat to another dimension and never really knowing what was going on.

There were many times I was reading and wasn't sure if I was actually reading because I didn't comprehend what was going on. If this happened I would back up, retrace my steps and still have no idea what was happening. I was a bit like …

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Subjects

  • Prefect, Ford--Fiction.
  • Dent, Arthur (Fictitious character)--Fiction.
  • Humorous stories, English.
  • Science fiction, English.