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Free eBook Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) download ISBN: 0345379330
Author: Douglas Adams
Publisher: Del Rey; Reprint edition (October 19, 1993)
Language: English
Pages: 288
Category: Humour and Entertainment
Subcategory: Humor
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (sometimes referred to as HG2G, HHGTTG, H2G2, or tHGttG) is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams. Originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978, it was later adapted to other.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (sometimes referred to as HG2G, HHGTTG, H2G2, or tHGttG) is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams. Originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978, it was later adapted to other formats, including stage shows, novels, comic books, a 1981 TV series, a 1984 video game, and 2005 feature film.

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Douglas Noël Adams was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a playful and surreal exploration of the absurdity of life, made through the tale of a man travelling through the universe. In a quiet suburb of London, Arthur Dent is minding his own business when his morning is interrupted by bulldozers and wrecking machines coming to destroy his house. The home, which blocks the path of a new bypass, is slated to be torn down.

Книга жанра: Фантастика, Юмористическая фантастика. Читать онлайн в библиотеке Booksonline. The history of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is now so complicated that every time I tell it I contradict myself, and whenever I do get it right I’m misquoted. Anything that is put down wrong here is, as far as I’m concerned, wrong for good. The idea for the title first cropped up while I was lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck, Austria, in 1971.

The ultimate hitchhiker's guide. Complete & Unabridged. Contents: Introduction: A Guide to the Guide The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Life, the Universe and Everything So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Young Zaphod Plays It Safe Mostly Harmless Footnotes. So that was more or less the situation when the book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was published in England in September 1979 and appeared on the Sunday Times mass market best-­seller list at number one and just stayed there. Clearly, somebody had been listening.

Mostly Harmless is the fifth book in the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book series by Douglas Adams. The title is taken from Ford Prefect's expanded original Guide entry for Earth. Arthur Dent has continued exploring the universe. He believes that he lives a charmed life, unable to die, due to his encounter with Agrajag; he knows that he is destined to visit Stavromula Beta and kill Agrajag there before he dies, but nobody has ever heard of Stavromulra Beta

Each book in the series is (mostly) a whole story with a beginning and an end; however, the plot (and characters) of every book relies very heavily . Shelve Mostly Harmless. Shelve The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Each book in the series is (mostly) a whole story with a beginning and an end; however, the plot (and characters) of every book relies very heavily .

I read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, the first book in the series, with great interest and joy. The Restaurant at the End of The Universe was very enjoyable too, but less so than the fist book

I read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, the first book in the series, with great interest and joy. The Restaurant at the End of The Universe was very enjoyable too, but less so than the fist book. I didn't like Life, The Universe and Everything that much, and I had completely lost interest by So Long. With Mostly Harmless, Douglas Adams returns to his much loved Hitchhikers style of writing. One could say that the story comes full circle, because the series which starts with the Earth being blown to bits, ends with the earth being blow to bits, again

“It is Mr Adams’s genius to hurl readers into a plot that seems to go everywhere and nowhere, then suddenly drop the pieces into place, click, click, click, like tumblers in a lock. . . . Delightful.”—Baltimore SunIt’s easy to get disheartened when your planet has been blown up and the woman you love has vanished due to a misunderstanding about space/time. However, instead of being disheartened, Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life a bit—and immediately all hell breaks loose.Hell takes a number of forms: there’s the standard Ford Prefect version, in the shape of an all-new edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and a totally unexpected manifestation in the form of a teenage girl who startles Arthur Dent by being his daughter when he didn’t even know he had one. Can Arthur save the Earth from total multidimensional obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter, Random, from herself? Of course not. He never works out exactly what is going on. Will you?“Douglas Adams is a terrific satirist. . . . He is anything but harmless.”—The Washington Post Book World
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Maucage
I read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, the first book in the series, with great interest and joy. The Restaurant at the End of The Universe was very enjoyable too, but less so than the fist book. I didn't like Life, The Universe and Everything that much, and I had completely lost interest by So Long.

With Mostly Harmless, Douglas Adams returns to his much loved Hitchhikers style of writing.

One could say that the story comes full circle, because the series which starts with the Earth being blown to bits, ends with the earth being blow to bits, again.

Arthur is finally relieved of his burden, and we feel happy for him. Although not all the Hitchhikers characters we love are not in this story, as was the case with So Long, but I could not not like this story. I did miss Marvin, though.
Gelgen
Yes I read this entire series, I mean if you call yourself sci-fi fan of fans you have to read hitchhiker's. I've read the first book a few times and while it is an ok read is mostly just silly. And I can get on board with silly. But stretching silly for six books is rather much. So I don't really "get" these books and the fanatical following it has produced. I don't care for Arthur much, seems like a wild over the top English gent, but personally I don't get the joke of a person this dim. The rest of it is just tripe to me. Well written tripe, but nevertheless. Anyway enjoy it or not.
ℓo√ﻉ
Every time I play this my husband says "HAMISH!" with excitement. There is something really splendid about hearing martin freeman read this sci fi classic (and not just because of his movie role as Arthur). He does great accents and voices. He's just a pleasure to listen to. The book itself embodies exactly what I love about Douglas Adams: intelligent, irreverent sci-fi humor which is often ridiculous and almost always poignant.
Darkshaper
In my eyes, Douglas Adams' fifth Hitchhiker's Guide book was easily the weakest of the series. It was more confusing than coherent with more wordplay than plot and more ideas than depth. It felt like several chapters were written with no connection to the rest of the book and there were simply too many scenes and situations that simply lacked context and explanation. It did have some shining moments that the Hitchhiker's Guide series was known for but, ultimately, I simply wish I could alter the space/time continuum to go back in time and prevent Douglass Adams from tarnishing what would be his legacy with this half-assed effort…
Rishason
Every page is funny, every chapter a wonderful playful exploration of scifi concepts and cutting commentary on life, the universe and everything. Simply the best!
Keel
Mostly Harmless is the final book in Adams' HHGTG

series, unless you count Eoin Colfer's enjoyable "And

Another Thing" and it is just as funny as the rest.

It is also a bit longer so it fulfills that

stereotype of making the last book in a series the

longest. But that is irrelevant to the story which is

amazing...and confusing as hell. But hilarious...and

headache inducing at times. My feelings to this book

are a bit mixed. On one hand, I loved it and laughed

along with it, but on the other it just seemed a

little too ridiculous. Maybe the series was getting

old for me or just the random plot twists and tares.

I think that I am being a little hard on it because

it is the final book and the ending, which is about

as abrupt and unsatisfying as falling off a cliff

into a pool full of starved sharks, disappointed me.

It did not feel like it should have ended that way

and it seemed as though Adams rushed it. "I love

deadlines. I love the wooshing noise they make when

they go by." Adams said this and I get the feeling

that he had missed several of these deadlines before

finally slapping an ending on the book and handing it

in. Great book and brilliant as ever but not the

major finale that some fans might be expecting.
Elildelm
If you are a fan of the series you’ll like this final installment. You really need to read the whole series.
I loved the unexpected angle of view on the story. Pieces of pure philosophy here and there are concise and really up to the point. I found a couple of valuable psychological advices in the book.