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Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhikers Guide 3) (original 1982; edition 2009)

by Douglas Adams

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Title:Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhikers Guide 3)
Authors:Douglas Adams
Info:Pan (2009), Paperback, 200 pages
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Rating:***1/2
Tags:science fiction, humour, space

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Good humor. Utter Nonsense. :) ( )
  PallaviSharma | May 9, 2016 |
Hilarious, just like the first 2 parts. The highlight is the shiny green insulting alien who puts a grin on my face every single time he appears.
  bartt95 | Apr 10, 2016 |
Arthur and Ford team up with Slartibartfast to stop a Krikkit squad of robots to collect the components of the Wikkit Gate, Arthur learns to fly (by falling to the ground and missing), and the team negotiates peace with the inhabitants of Krikkit. This is another kooky installment in a uber-kooky series - don't read the books out of order or they'll seem even more erratic and crazy than they already are. ( )
  -Eva- | Mar 26, 2016 |
A fine sequel. ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
In this third installment, some questions were answered while more questions were added. I found out what had happened to some of the crew and much to my relief, they are all still alive. Poor Arthur and Marvin have found themselves in the middle of things they really didn't want to be a part of.

This book was also full of laughs, adventure and ideas so far out that they actually made some sense considering this is a book that's about the adventures of Marvin, Zaphod, Arthur, Trillian, and Ford as they travel across the Galaxy and often find themselves pulled into helping save it from crazy creatures.

Arthur learns how to fly...sort of and manages to land in a way that doesn't leave him too bruised. Then just as he seems to be getting the hang of flying on the second try, he's smooshed into a floating building. Don't worry though, he'll be okay and will just have a few bruises to deal with.

Marvin has one of the most interesting transformations and despite often being left on his own or as the scape goat, comes through for those that he cares about in a way that shocks Zaphod and saves Trillian.

There are some things revealed in this particular book that had me stumped and I'm hoping the next book will give some insight into the more crazy schemes.

I'm anxious to see what next Douglas has up his sleeve for his characters and if they will finally be able to live somewhat easy going lives. ( )
  Eire2011 | Mar 11, 2016 |
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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
Bauer, JerryAuthor photosecondary 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
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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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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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