Life, the Universe and Everything

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Pan Macmillan, Sep 1, 2009 - Humor
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Thirty years of celebrating the comic genius of Douglas Adams...

After a series of events which have involved Arthur Dent being alternately blown up and insulted in more bizarre regions of the Galaxy that he has ever dreamt existed, he finds himself stranded on Prehistoric Earth. Luckily an amazing rescue by Ford Prefect and a time eddy, cleverly disguised as a sofa, lands them in the middle of Lords two days before the world is due to end.

It’s just not cricket...

Volume Three in the Trilogy of Five

In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. He discovers that the Galaxy is not only mind-boggingly big and bewildering but also that most of the things that happen in it are staggeringly unfair.


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Adams has a wonderful sense if humor and writing style! - Goodreads
The plot of this third book lost steam for me. - Goodreads
Was good, not the best ending in the series. - Goodreads
Additionally, I feel like the writing is disjointed. - Goodreads
Really interesting and different story telling style. - Goodreads
Don't Panic" continues to be good advice. - Goodreads

Review: Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #3)

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

While I initially loved the witty banter between the characters (and still get a chuckle now and then), it's not enough to hold my interest in the plot anymore. Read full review

Review: Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #3)

User Review  - Anastasia - Goodreads

The very first book of the series fascinated me. The second one amused me. The third one... well, it wasn't bad. The book is still funny and successfully delivers a unique humour to its readers (and I ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptation, comic book and bath towel.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's book was published 30 years ago on 12 October 1979 and its phenomenal success sent the book straight to Number One in the UK Bestseller List. In 1984 Douglas Adams became the youngest author to be awarded a Golden Pan. His series has sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia and was also a best seller in German, Swedish and many other languages.

Douglas lived with his wife and daughter in California, where he died suddenly in 2001.

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