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Fantastic book, worth the $2 even if you have to pay full price for the other four books in the trilogy.
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Truly masterful comedy and superb writing. Works on all sorts of comedy levels too. From dark to slapstick, one-liners to running jokes that span the five books, subtle stuff you may or may not get on first pass through or your 42nd. Be forewarned though when someone on the bus/plane/train, in a waiting room, or wherever asks you what you are reading due to your sudden burst of laughter you will then try to explain what the book is about. This is no mean feat. I've read them dozens of times and have difficulty summing them up, which is probably impossible, in less than 10 minutes even when discussing it with someone who has read only part of it. You see these fine works must be experienced, and IMHO re-experienced, firsthand. I don't think you'll be sorry.
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Gotta say, I love this 'trilogy'. I would say it's my all time favorite read ever.

When I try to explain the appeal of Douglas Adams, I tell people how he rather than saying the Vogon ships floated in mid air he said "The ships hung in the air in such a way that bricks don't." Then I mention a whole hilarious chapter devoted to the thought process of a whale plummeting down to a planet after popping into existence. That and the fact the 'trilogy' is five books can really clue people on to the uniqueness of this series.
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Fantastic book, worth the $2 even if you have to pay full price for the other four books in the trilogy.
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OMG I read the HH books so many times as a teen, but this one was my fav.
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Truly masterful comedy and superb writing. Works on all sorts of comedy levels too. From dark to slapstick, one-liners to running jokes that span the five books, subtle stuff you may or may not get on first pass through or your 42nd. Be forewarned though when someone on the bus/plane/train, in a waiting room, or wherever asks you what you are reading due to your sudden burst of laughter you will then try to explain what the book is about. This is no mean feat. I've read them dozens of times and have difficulty summing them up, which is probably impossible, in less than 10 minutes even when discussing it with someone who has read only part of it. You see these fine works must be experienced, and IMHO re-experienced, firsthand. I don't think you'll be sorry.
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Truly masterful comedy and superb writing. Works on all sorts of comedy levels too. From dark to slapstick, one-liners to running jokes that span the five books, subtle stuff you may or may not get on first pass through or your 42nd. Be forewarned though when someone on the bus/plane/train, in a waiting room, or wherever asks you what you are reading due to your sudden burst of laughter you will then try to explain what the book is about. This is no mean feat. I've read them dozens of times and have difficulty summing them up, which is probably impossible, in less than 10 minutes even when discussing it with someone who has read only part of it. You see these fine works must be experienced, and IMHO re-experienced, firsthand. I don't think you'll be sorry.
Gotta say, I love this 'trilogy'. I would say it's my all time favorite read ever.

When I try to explain the appeal of Douglas Adams, I tell people how he rather than saying the Vogon ships floated in mid air he said "The ships hung in the air in such a way that bricks don't." Then I mention a whole hilarious chapter devoted to the thought process of a whale plummeting down to a planet after popping into existence. That and the fact the 'trilogy' is five books can really clue people on to the uniqueness of this series.
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Excellent reading for when you're outside the asylum
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Fantastic book, worth the $2 even if you have to pay full price for the other four books in the trilogy.
I agree. However, if you're going to buy the other books, you're better off buying the complete edition which includes all 5 books and is currently $14 on Kindle.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0043M4...gEbZJ3P7D0
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Don't panic, just bring a towel.
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Gotta say, I love this 'trilogy'. I would say it's my all time favorite read ever.

When I try to explain the appeal of Douglas Adams, I tell people how he rather than saying the Vogon ships floated in mid air he said "The ships hung in the air in such a way that bricks don't." Then I mention a whole hilarious chapter devoted to the thought process of a whale plummeting down to a planet after popping into existence. That and the fact the 'trilogy' is five books can really clue people on to the uniqueness of this series.
Had to double check that I hadn't written this. That hung in the air quote is literally my go-to example why I love Douglas Adams.
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Gotta say, I love this 'trilogy'. I would say it's my all time favorite read ever.

When I try to explain the appeal of Douglas Adams, I tell people how he rather than saying the Vogon ships floated in mid air he said "The ships hung in the air in such a way that bricks don't." Then I mention a whole hilarious chapter devoted to the thought process of a whale plummeting down to a planet after popping into existence. That and the fact the 'trilogy' is five books can really clue people on to the uniqueness of this series.
Yes, a great series. When I was in highschool, PBS ran the BBC production of the original book one Friday night. I liked it so much I went out the next day, after very little sleep, to buy the books. I read all five before the weekend was over. The most feverish period of reading I have ever experienced before or since.

The Dirk Gently series is worth reading too. Not as good as Hitchhiker's but some solid laughs throughout.

Pretty sure Amazon had the entire "trilogy" for a couple bucks a while back though. I remember picking it up on sale.
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"It's rather unpleasantly like being drunk."
"What's so bad about being drunk?"
"Ask a glass of water."

Wrong book, I know. But damnit, I love his writing style.
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I agree. However, if you're going to buy the other books, you're better off buying the complete edition which includes all 5 books and is currently $14 on Kindle.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0043M4...gEbZJ3P7D0
Yeah but no way to pair audiobooks. Better to buy individually if you want whispersync.
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Used credits to pick this up, but these are all available through the library through apps like Libby which you can send to your Kindle.
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Fantastic book, worth the $2 even if you have to pay full price for the other four books in the trilogy.
Isn't a trilogy three books? Nevertheless, good advice on picking this up.
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