Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has not been entirely without incident.
Arthur has travelled the length, breadth and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forwards and backwards through time. He has been blown up, reassembled, cruelly imprisoned, horribly released and colourfully insulted more than is strictly necessary. And, of course, he has comprehensively failed to grasp the meaning of life, the universe and everything.
Arthur has, though, finally made it home to Earth. But that does not mean he has escaped his fate.
For Arthur's chances of getting his hands on a decent cuppa are evaporating along with the world's oceans. Because no sooner has he arrived than he finds out that Earth is about to be blown up . . . again.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
It's an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished, followed shortly by the entire earth.
Thanks to a lucky coincidence Arthur is saved, however his adventures have only just begun.
This book is absolutely brilliant. It's hilarious, imaginative and like nothing you have ever read before. One of my favourite books ever.
- Abbey at Kawana QBD
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adam's First installment in his most iconic and woefully misnamed trilogy, chronicles the bizarre misadventures of Arthur Dent. Starting off with the destruction of earth in favour of a galactic bypass Dent, now planetless, is flung head first into Cosmic misadventure. We follow this quintessential English everyman as he bumbles his way across Space, Time, and the occasional restaurant. Douglas's unique wit and sense of humour makes this not just a classic Sci-fi series but a must read for any serious book lover. Reviewed by 08lc