The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Pan Macmillan, 2005 - Dent, Arthur (Fictitious character) - 217 pages
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On Thursday at lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has already had his house demolished that morning, this seems to be more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very strange and startling place. A $60-million PG movie from Walt Disney pictures is releasing in May 2005. It stars Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent, Sam Rockwell as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Bill Nighy as Slartibartfast and the supercool hip-hop artist Mos Def as Ford Prefect. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy was voted the nation's fourth most popular book by the BBC's Big Read and the Young Picador edition will bring this perennially popular novel to a brand-new teenage readership. Over fourteen million copies of Douglas Adamss books have been sold worldwide.

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

Adams' sense of humor is infectious--from beginning to end, this book is twisty, fun to read, and told with sideways winks in every direction. Adams' attention to detail and to the tiniest of quirks ... Read full review

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

Arthur Dent has to travel the universe after Earth is demolished by the Hyperspace Planning Council to make way for a hyperspatial express route. Above all, Arthur learns the mantra "Don't Panic". A thoroughly enjoyable read. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Douglas Adams created all manifestations of THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. He was working on the movie screenplay before his sudden death in 2001.

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