The Hitch- Hikers Guide To The Galaxy – Douglas Adams

Here is a reading from Douglas Adams’ Sci-Fi Comedy classic:

NOTE: This reading sample is for demonstration purposes only, all rights reserved to the original copyright holders.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, published in 1979, is the first book in the highly popular series of comic science fiction novels by British writer Douglas Adams. The saga mocks modern society with humour and cynicism and has as its hero a hapless, deeply ordinary Englishman (Arthur Dent) who unexpectedly finds himself adrift in a universe characterized by randomness and absurdity.

If you haven’t read this book, you really should! It’s available below in various formats, including an audiobook read by one of my favourite narrators, Stephen Fry:

Have you ever tried to fly using the method described in this excerpt?

Which of Douglas Adams’ books have you read? Which is your favourite? Do you have any favourite quotes? Mine has to be:

“Let’s think the unthinkable, let’s do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”

Post your comments below, thanks!

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