Book title: The HitchhikerÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs Guise To The Galaxy.
Author: Douglas Adams.
Number of pages: 143 Plot/story Line: Arthur and his friend Ford are hitching a ride with a Vogon space ship after the earthÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs destruction. After getting kicked out from the ship theyÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂre being saved by ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂthe heart of goldÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ which is driven by the ex-president of the galaxy, FordÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs cousin, Zaphod Beeblebrox and his friend Trillian. The four are going to the legendary planet - ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂMagratheaÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ.
Main Characters: Arthur Dent: human, FordÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs best friend on earth. Annoys Zaphod with his stupid question and misunderstanding the universe since itÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs the first time that he leaves earth.
Ford Prefect: Alien, from a vicinity of Betelgeuse ArthurÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs friend and ZaphodÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs cousin. He was stuck on earth for 15 years and lived as an unsuccessful actor.
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Alien, from Betelgeuse. Was the president of the galaxy, until he decided to steal the most amazing ship ever built, ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂThe Heart of GoldÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ .
Trillian: Human, from earth came to the crew with Zaphod 6 months before earthÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs destruction.
A book review: As a science-fiction fan I enjoyed reading this book very much, since it combines science, fiction and comedy. The main story line was originally a sketch on the BBC at the seventies. It was first called ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂThe Ends Of EarthÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ and it presented all sorts of ways to end the life on earth, in a funny way. The name for the book came to the Author when he was lying drunk in the field while he was looking at the stars. He carried a book with him called ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂThe hitch hikerÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs Guide To EuropeÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ.
The ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂHitchhikers Guide To The GalaxyÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ is filled with funny moments, most of them are very unrelated to the plot. For example there is a 2 pages part about a sperm whaleÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs thoughts from the moment he was created to the second he died, the funniest part in the book! The book is most recommended to the SCI-fi fans, or those that really like a good laugh.
The story begins with Arthur DentÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs story, the local council is trying to demolish his house in order to build a bypass. While he is trying to prevent them from doing demolishing his house, his friend, Ford Prefect, takes him to the local bar, tells him about the earthÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs upcoming destruction by the Vogons. The Vogons also want to build a bypass and unfortunately earthÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs in the way, so the earth is being demolished. Apparently earth is not a planed but the most powerful computer ever built. ItÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs purpose is to calculate lifeÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs basic answer for theÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ¦ mice! 5 minutes before he finished the 7 and a half million yearsÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ calculation the Vogons had comeÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ¦ The two friends get on the fastest space ship ever built, ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂThe Heart Of GoldÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ that works with the improbability drive. That will take you to where ever you need as long as youÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂll give Eddie, the computer, the improbable chance youÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂll get there.
In the ship they hook up with 3 other friendÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs Zaphod, Trillian and Marvin. Together the four go to the planet ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂmagratheaÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ which is actually a factory forÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ¦planets. There the earth Is suppose to be rebuild. Along the way the four are getting through some amazing and funny adventures.
In conclusion the book ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂTHE HITCHHIKERÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂS GUIDE TO THE GALAXYÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ is a fantastic book most recommended to get the book with the 5 books that came after it in one big volume.