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The Rough Guide to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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The hitchhiker's galaxy is ever expanding, but don't panic, there's still time to catch up. Since its opening night as a BBC radio series, Douglas Adams's The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy has taken the form of five bestselling novels, an award-winning television series, record and CD albums, stage productions, a computer video game, a website, nine comics, a feature fil ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Rough Guides Limited
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John
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was one of my favorite books growing up, but I haven't read it in well over a decade. This book is both an entertaining look at the history of the story from it's first incarnation as a radio show to the 2005 movie, and a critical review of all those incarnations.

I learned a lot that I didn't previously know, and gained a greater appreciation for the TV show and movie, while learning some things that helped me better understand my somewhat ambivalent attitude
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B. Doane
Hilarious! It discusses and elaborates the Guide in a great way. It has a nice blend of science and humor.

The picture of God taking time off of creation to do a little dance is pure genius.
Robin LMD
Not too deep and didn't delve too much into things I hadn't already thought about, but it was a good and easy read with a few surprises.
Monique
Very helpful guide to understanding the series, as well as having a lot of background information about other media.
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