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Life, the Universe and Everything (1982)

by Douglas Adams

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Series: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (3)

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Adams is always funny, but this one got a little unwieldy... the game of cricket as some sort of ancient evolutionary memory of an imprisoned militaristic planet named Krikkit? Fun as always, but a little much. ( )
  BooksForDinner | Jan 27, 2016 |
Love it!!!!! ( )
  JDHoliday | Jan 24, 2016 |
Life, the Universe, and Everything - Another fantastic book in the series. I think the third is just as good as the first two. A highlight is the idea that Arthur has killed reincarnated creatures over and over again to the point that it can't possibly be a coincidence (ie: killing a rabbit to make a bag out of its skin, that rabbit being reincarnated as a fly and Arthur killing that fly with the rabbit bag). It's almost impossible to remember all of the amazing ideas that no one else would have in these books. Adams was one of a kind. It's interesting this book introduced almost no new characters, leaving it mainly to Arthur, Ford, Trillian, Zaphod, Slartibartfast and Marvin the Paranoid Android. As it should be. ( )
  booklove2 | Dec 31, 2015 |
Former earthling Arthur Dent and his companions Ford, Marvin, Zaphod and Trillian save the universe from the "charming, delightful, intelligent inhabitants of [the planet] Krickitt", who, despite their many positive qualities, are determined to annihilate everything.

This third book in the Hitchhiker "trilogy" has more of a plot than the previous two installments, but I found this one less entertaining and more confusing than its predecessors. There are additional books in the series, but I think I will get off here. ( )
  akblanchard | Nov 23, 2015 |
in which we get a deeper look at the thoughts and experiences of a bowl of petunias ( )
  ebethiepaige | Oct 20, 2015 |
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Adams delights in cosmic pratfalls, and if he sometimes loses track of his narrative, he more than makes up for it by confirming what many have suspected all along: "He learned to communicate with birds and discovered that their conversation was fantastically boring. It was all to do with wind speed, wingspans, power-to-weight ratios and a fair bit about berries."
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Adams, Douglasprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, Douglas NoëlNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Burton, JonathanIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Canter, JonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cross, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Freeman, MartinNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Irineu da Costa, CarlosTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Saarikivi, JukkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scutt, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Serra, LauraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thole, KarelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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[Book 3 Only] "Life, the Universe and Everything" is the title of the third in a series of novels (as well as the third in a series of radio dramas). The five works in the series are generally referred to as "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" or "The Hitchhiker Trilogy", as is the series of radio dramas. Though there are unabridged audio recordings of these works, the radio dramas are considerably different from the printed works. Eoin Colfer, of "Artemis Fowl" fame, contracted in 2008 to write the next volume of the "Trilogy."
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345418905, Paperback)

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 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 vice president of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-president of the galazy; 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!

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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!… (more)

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