Life, the Universe and Everything

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Pan Macmillan, Sep 1, 2009 - Fiction
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In Life, the Universe and Everything, the third title in Douglas Adams' blockbusting sci-fi comedy series, Arthur Dent finds himself enlisted to prevent a galactic war.

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

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Loved first two... But couldn't finish this one. Style is quite similar, but humour is not near Guide and Restaurant. Read full review

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

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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 was published in 1979 and its phenomenal success sent the book straight to Number One in the UK Bestseller List. His series has sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia and was also a bestseller in German, Swedish and many other languages.

He is also the author of the Dirk Gently novels: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul and the unfinished The Salmon of Doubt.

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

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