Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #3)
They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the gr...more
Since it's buried in one of my other reviews, let me present my conclusions explicitly. To my surprise, I discover that there is a great deal of evidence to support the claim that we are only one of many universes, and, moreover, that we know what these other universes are. T...more
- Noi non siamo ossessionati da nessuna mania, capite - continuò Ford....more
- Ed è proprio questo il fattore decisivo: l'ossessione. Non potremo mai vincere contro dei maniaci. Loro hanno la fissazione da soddisfare, noi no. E' quindi destino che vincano loro.
- Anch'io ho le mie fissazioni, i miei interessi – disse Slartibartfast con la voce che gli tremava in parte per il risentimento, in parte anche per il dubbio.
- Ah si? Quali?
- Bé – disse il vecchio - m'interessa la vita, m'interessa l'U
But Krikkit was the best part, this story was amazing and I can't help but wonder if Adams religous views are at work here. A group of people that just can't accept the idea that there might be anothe...more
And so is his sofa!
The third of the four books in Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker Trilogy", "Life, the Universe and Everything" takes the reader - and the Chesterfield sofa - on a continuum of nonstop madness, as Earthman Arthur Dent and his Betelguesian neighbor Ford Prefect, stranded two million years in Earth's past, hitch a ride on the Chesterfield and materialize in the middle of a match at Lord's Cricket Ground in modern-day England - two days befo...more
I hadn't read the first two Hitchhiker books by this point, so when I started reading I had no idea who Arthur Dent was or what he was doing in a cave in prehistoric England. Didn't matter. On the first page he gets insulted by an alien, and...more
Solo cinque persone posso opporsi ai folli piani dei Krikkitiani (o Krikkitesi che si dir si voglia), ed indovinate un po, sono proprio i nostri eroi...
Sarò io che non l'ho cap...more
The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads–so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.
They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomi
The book starts about where the last one left off- Arthur and Ford have been trapped on a prehistoric Earth for the past few years, and they finally escape by pursuing an eddy in the space-time continuum. They end up at a cricket match in England a few days before Earth was destroyed by the Vogons, and witness a mass of white robots come from a spaceship, attack the crowd, and steal the Ashes of a cricket stu...more
'Life, the universe, and Everything' happens to be a fun way to ride around the galaxy, of course, by hitchhiking. Be it on an upholstered couch, a spaceship running on Bistromathic drive (I wanna argue with the waiter and go into a hitherto undiscovered part of the subjective space!) or the good old Heart of Gold.
In this book, Arthur Dent finds himself, more than usually, at the receiving end of the jokes that go around the universe. Thou...more
In Life, the Universe and Everything, Arthur...more
"HYSTERICAL!"--The Philadelphia InquirerThe unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads--so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the white killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler, who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go in...more
However, as usual it is our heroes that make the book. My favourite moment is when Arthur meets Agrajag, a...more
Incidentally, I vividly remember reading this (not for the first time) with a headache the night before I was due to go on holiday. During this reread, the phrase “The past,” they say, “is now truly
like a foreign country. They do things exactly the same there” stuck out at me especially, which seems to be a very worldly (and of course wo...more
Not quite as funny as its predecessors, mainly because of Adams’ inexplicable desire to keep his characters separated for...more
You have to pay close attention to the details of this story if you want to know what is go...more
The bon mots and clever passages are fewer and...more
I can connect to the world how wars destory people. Even though these wars do not wipe out the entire population of the world th...more
Another hilarious book in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. In this book, Arthur and Ford get off prehistoric Earth and join forces with Slartibartfast to save the universe from the whimsical inhabitants of Krikkit, who want to be left alone. This volume had a very coherent plot, and I was actually extremely surprised at some of the turns it took.
My only complaint about the book was that it takes a bit for the plot to get moving. The beginning of the novel is mostly Arthur saying, "Wh...more
Sure, there are some funny scenes, such as when Arthur Dent braves killer robots to return to a cricket field to deposit ashes. (Any more details on that would spoil the novel.) Life, th...more
In this third book of Douglas’ original trilogy, Arthur Dent is reunited with his old pal Ford Prefect, an alien who saved him, if not his world, when the Earth was...more