Book :: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
By: Douglas Adams
Pages: 216
Published: Oct 12th, 1979
Genre(s): Science Fiction
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Thirty years of celebrating the comic genius of Douglas Adams... On 12 October 1979 the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor (and Earth) was made available to humanity – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It’s an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for...

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Ninett Ninett

May 5th, 2019

forline forline

loved it when I read it but I highly doubt it would stand the test of time.

Dec 31st, 2017

Portia Portia

Mar 13th, 2017

amessina3399 amessina3399

Jan 12th, 2017

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Jul 17th, 2016

braigwen-the-scholar braigwen-the-scholar

The first, and greatest, combination of Sci-fi/fantasy and sheer side-splitting humour.

Apr 24th, 2016

bryanoz bryanoz

Jun 18th, 2015


Jun 8th, 2015


Laugh out loud funny.

Jun 1st, 2015

dkbunnell dkbunnell

This book is a kick in the pants. Love Douglas Adams' writing!

Feb 25th, 2015

LosWochos LosWochos

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Mar 8th, 2014

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Mar 2nd, 2014

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Feb 27th, 2014


Read it three years ago and still remember the quotable moments. It sticks with you, and yes, it's hilarious.

Dec 23rd, 2013

red13x red13x

Sci-Fi isn't my normal choice of genre but I did enjoy this book. I knew the story inside out from the film and having listened to the audio book as a teen. I'm glad to have finally read the book itself and would recommend it.

Dec 10th, 2013

che che

Aug 29th, 2013

florencebellairs florencebellairs

Reading this book on the tube was an experience. I found myself smiling like a goon and laughing out loud. After a outburst of giggles I caught the disapproving glare of a man sitting across from me (how dare I interrupt his commute home?!), who after noticing the title gave me a knowing smile and asked if Arthur had met Slartibartfast yet. Needless to say we got some (more) funny looks. I'd then realised I missed my stop, three stops too late. It was worth it. This book is worth any lateness or breaking of public social etiquette that may result.

Jul 3rd, 2013

Applejack Applejack

One of the most comically cosmic journeys through space. This fantastic book is full of laughs, led by some of the strangest creatures ever encountered, and some of the oddest views of mankind.

Jun 3rd, 2013

Fflwff Stwff Fflwff Stwff

One of the best books I've ever read. It's full of laughs, sadness and outrageousness. A great read, and I would read this one thousand times over.

Apr 19th, 2013

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy appears on these lists...

72nd on Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe

25th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

97th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

4th on The Big Read by BBC

24th on Books of the Century by Waterstone

40th on Top 100 Books by Harvard Book Store