|Published:||Oct 12th, 1979|
344 pointsI've Read It I Want To Read It
Users who've read this book...
Users planning to read this book...
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...
-- Read more at Amazon
Create an account or login to one you already have to add a review!
May 5th, 2019
loved it when I read it but I highly doubt it would stand the test of time.
Dec 31st, 2017
Mar 13th, 2017
Jan 12th, 2017
Jul 17th, 2016
The first, and greatest, combination of Sci-fi/fantasy and sheer side-splitting humour.
Apr 24th, 2016
Jun 18th, 2015
Jun 8th, 2015
Laugh out loud funny.
Jun 1st, 2015
This book is a kick in the pants. Love Douglas Adams' writing!
Feb 25th, 2015
Jan 21st, 2015
Dec 30th, 2014
Dec 13th, 2014
Nov 17th, 2014
Jul 25th, 2014
May 9th, 2014
Mar 31st, 2014
Mar 21st, 2014
Mar 19th, 2014
Mar 8th, 2014
Mar 2nd, 2014
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
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
Aug 29th, 2013
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
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
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