Life, the Universe and Everything
by Douglas Adams
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"HYSTERICAL!" --The Philadelphia Inquirer The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads--so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the white killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation. They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler, who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vicepresident of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-head honcho of the Universe; and Trillian, the sexy space cadet who is torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox. How will it all end? Will it end? Only this stalwart crew knows as they try to avert "universal" Armageddon and save life as we know it--and don't know it! "ADAMS IS ONE OF THOSE RARE TREASURES: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading." --The Arizona Daily Star

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Dwayzann XDwayzann X wrote a review
micettamicetta wrote a review
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Come già spiegato nella recensione di "Ristorante al termine dell'Universo", non ricordo nel dettaglio ogni libro della saga. Ricordo l'intera storia, senza ricordare, purtroppo, come fosse suddivisa. Le uniche cose che ricordo sono le impressioni durante la lettura e se reputai "Ristorante al termine dell'Universo" all'altezza del primo libro, ricordo che pensai che questo volume non fosse ai livelli dei primi due. Consigliato in ogni caso agli amanti della saga.
TurpentineTurpentine wrote a review
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"I always thought something was fundamentally wrong with the universe".
A whole bunch of weirdoes...delightfully nuts!! It cracked me up!! "Six by nine. Forty two." "That's it. That's all there is."
Joey DollJoey Doll wrote a review
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Not my favorite of Douglas Adams, but still extremely good.
FedericoFederico wrote a review
all right. it does not really stand at the same level as the guide, or the restaurant at the end of the world. it is nevertheless hilarious.
scatterkeirscatterkeir wrote a review
Cover illustration by David Scott
Ashwin NanjappaAshwin Nanjappa wrote a review
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Book 3 in the H2G2 series. Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect and Zaphod are on the quest to find the ultimate question. Don't get your hopes up after seeing the title, the book is very disappointing. The fun never rises above mediocre. Cricket fans might want to note that a lot of the story involves their game and the climax does happen at Lord's. This book is not worth reading, can be skipped.