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; and 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 in between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!
Listen to the rest of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy."
Want to learn more about the new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie? Listen to this interview with Robbie Stamp, close friend of Douglas Adams and executive producer of the film.
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It's a reasonably funny book, but unfortunately the actual decent laughs are few and far between. It's possible the writer was as high as a kite when he wrote it and perhaps one needs to be in a similar state to truly enjoy it. Fry does a pretty good job but he can't make comedy gold out of the material. I'm just surprised it's so popular considering it's mediocrity.
Love this book and have read it in physical form many many times. This reading by Stephen Fry is an excellent way to experience the story.
Douglas Adams is brilliant, Stephen Fry is fantastic and this book is out-of-this-world
I still have to put words into this review, so basically from this point on all of this is pointless. So, how's life? Good good.
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