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The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts Hardcover – 16 October 1995

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  • ASIN : 0434003484
  • Publisher : WILLIAM HEINEMANN - TRADE; 1st edition (16 October 1995)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 784 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780434003488
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0434003488
  • Dimensions : 15.4 x 4.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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It's science fiction and it's extremely funny...inspired lunacy that leaves hardly a science fiction cliche alive. ― Washington Post

The feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes, and his travels afford a wild satire of present institutions. ― Chicago Tribune

Very simply, the book is one of the funniest SF spoofs ever written, with hyperbolic ideas folding in on themselves. ― School Library Journal

A sci-fi book, packed full of adventure and humour ― The Guardian

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All five books in the legendary Hitch Hiker science fiction series available together in hardback, reprinted to tie-in with the 2005 blockbuster movie, starring Martin Freeman, comedian Bill Bailey, Zooey Deschanel of 'New Girl', Oscar winner John Malkovich and comedy's favourite host, Stephen Fry.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Bad paperback edition
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 January 2020
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1.0 out of 5 stars Bad paperback edition
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 January 2020
This is not a review of the book but of the edition. Not only it is too thick for a paperback copy, the writing is awefuly small and the lines start too close from the centre of the book, making it impossible not to bend the spine. The paper looks old and has a brown-grey colour that also makes it hard to read if you are tired. It feels more like a newspaper - and smells like one. For the price it has I honestly expected at least a more qualitative paper...
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Nithin
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book... PAGES MISSING!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book... PAGES MISSING!!!
Reviewed in India on 18 September 2018
I am thoroughly enjoying the book and have reached part 3 of the trilogy of 5 (whatever that means) but unfortunately, the pages after page 308 through page 341 are missing!!!

At first, one might think it to be some sort of printing error, however the sentences after 308 and the beginning of 341 make no sense!!

All in all, it's a great book and you will definitely thank yourself for having read it, especially these days where one would find bat-$hit crazy 0-sense vampire love story hullabaloos mucking about.

Edit: So they have had a printing mishap. Pages 308 through 341 have been printed twice, and the rest of the book is alright (by far...)
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3.0 out of 5 stars the better the story would be
Reviewed in India on 8 January 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring to the teenager I was when it was published!
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Mr P from Cheshire
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic cult classic sci fi from the best!
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