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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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Unsurprisingly, I loved it.

I'm not sure what there is to say about it, aside from the fact that it is hilarious and beautiful and a perfect follow up to the first two books. ( )
  BrynDahlquis | Sep 21, 2016 |
This review is more like 3.5 stars, even though it's such a huge improvement from Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

It was much more of his usual fare and even though I felt it dragged on a little bit it still had plenty of his dry humour. I listened to the audiobook version of this as read by Martin Freeman and Stephen Fry. I can highly, highly recommend doing that, whether you're reading the series for the first time or you're rereading it - this might be a great way to experience it. Freeman does some brilliant voice acting in this one and it just adds to the overall humour and absurdity of Adams' world.

I can't remember much of the plot of this novel but I do remember the quick wit and all of Arthur Dent's beautiful, cheeky quips along the way.

Some say that they're not liking the series by the time they get to this book, and I do get that, but I enjoyed it. I'm excited to review the fourth book soon, because it was my favourite of the series. c: ( )
  lydia1879 | Aug 31, 2016 |
SF 1-Hitchkikers Guide to the Universe 2-The Restaurant at the End of the Universe 3-Life, the Universe and Everything 4-So Long and thanks for all the Fish 5-Mostly Harmless
  drbrendan | Jul 7, 2016 |
I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first two books but still very enjoyable. ( )
  elainemurphyirl | Jul 1, 2016 |
Good humor. Utter Nonsense. :) ( )
  PallaviSharma | May 9, 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."
added by Shortride | editTime, Peter Stoler (Nov 15, 1982)
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Adams, DouglasAuthorprimary 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
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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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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