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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1-5)
by Douglas Adams
by Douglas Adams
Jul 08, 10
Read in April, 2000
The classic comic Sci-Fi by the late Douglas Adam's supposedly inspired by his young adult wanderings across Europe and his use of European guidebooks, its really a quite zany collection of short stories the sort of begin when his main character finds out that his house is to be demolished by city for a new public building of some kind of which he was never personally notified. His complaints fall on deaf ears as it had been slated and planned for several years and the intent to demolish was 'available' at the local city Hall. As this simple everyman tries to deal with the disgusting beaurocratic destruction of his life as he knows it he comes to find out that something similar has happened to earth through his sole earth friend who it turns out is really a hitchhiker from another planet. They catch a ride on a passing spaceship just before planet earth is destroyed to make room for the NEW INTERGALACTIC SUPERHIGHWAY. (P.S. Too late for any complaints, the planned destruction of earth had been on record at the intergalactic planning agency for the past few decades, no matter that the poor earthlings didn't get/understand the message. As it turns out the two more intelligent species on earth had gotten the messaged and all dolphins and mice had departed slightly before the event. Though not to be taken too seriously, Addams' shorts in this series due attempt to deal with very serious questions about life, the Universe, and everything.
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